Molitor, Lovullo hon­ored

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - SPORTS -

Paul Molitor won the Amer­i­can League Man­ager of the Year award af­ter his Min­nesota Twins be­came the first team to make the play­offs fol­low­ing a 100-loss sea­son.

Molitor won the honor Tues­day in vot­ing by mem­bers of the Baseball Writ­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica.

Torey Lovullo of the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs won the Na­tional League award. In Lovullo’s first full sea­son as a big-league skip­per, Ari­zona reached the play­offs a year af­ter go­ing 69-93.

Molitor joined Frank Robinson as the only Hall of Fame play­ers to win a man­ager of the year award, which was first pre­sented in 1983.

The Twins went 85-77 this sea­son and earned their first play­off spot since 2010 be­fore los­ing to the Yan­kees in the AL wild-card game. Last year, the Twins led the majors with 103 losses.

Red Sox great Do­err dies: Bobby Do­err, the Hall of Fame se­cond base­man dubbed the “Silent Cap­tain” of the Bos­ton Red Sox by long­time team­mate and friend Ted Wil­liams, died at the age of 99.

Do­err died Mon­day in Junc­tion City, Ore., the Red Sox said.

Do­err had been the old­est liv­ing ma­jor-league player.

Signed out of the old Pa­cific Coast League on the same scout­ing trip that brought Wil­liams to Fen­way Park, Do­err played 14 sea­sons with the Red Sox and joined his fish­ing buddy in the Hall of Fame in 1986. He had a .288 life­time av­er­age and helped the Red Sox to the 1946 World Se­ries.

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