Manager Of The Year
14th ranked Stanford meets number one Oregon in Eugene Saturday. Madden said Stanford will have their hands full with Oregon coach Chip Kelly’s fast and versatile offense.
Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics has been chosen as manager of the year for the American League after leading the low-budget Oakland A’s to the American League Western Division crown by beating out the Texas Rangers on the final day of the season.
Padres skipper Bud Black was named the National League Manager of the Year Wednesday in a vote by the Baseball Writers Association. Giants’ Bruce Bochy finished third.