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Meet the AL Manajor of the Year: Don Wakamatsu

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

"There was absolutely no doubt that he (Wakamatsu) had the capabilities to one day manage in the big leagues," Mike Scioscia once said. "He was a terrific teacher, communicator, and he knew the game."

Who will win AL manager of the year?

I say not Garnedhire, not Maddon, not Girardi, and not Francona.

Who?

Don Wakamatsu.

Wakamatsu, 46, has made history this season by being the first Asian manager.  But it is the history of his family that serves as his inspiration to succeed.

He is off to a good start in his pioneering position and is stealing some of the attention from the Japanese press that typically hounds Mariners star outfielder I...

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