Bob Melvin of the A’s wins Manager of the Year after surprising 2018 season according to..

SAN FRANCISCO – It has been quite a memorable week for Heliot Ramos.


Last Thursday when the Giants played a historic game at Rickwood Field in honor of Willie Mays, Ramos blasted a massive three-run home run that had folks reminiscing about the Say Hey Kid.


On Monday, the celebration for Mays and Ramos continued.If we told you in April what Bob Melvin and the Oakland Athletics would do during the 2018 season, you wouldn’t have believed it. That they’d surpass every single expectation, challenge for the AL West title, win close to 100 games and make the playoffs.


But it happened. All of it. And now, Melvin is the AL Manager of the Year for the third time in his career.


Melvin received 18 of the 30 first-place votes for the 2018 award, the Baseball Writers Association of America announced Tuesday as part of MLB awards week. Boston Red Sox skipper Alex Cora finished second with seven first-place votes and 11 second-place votes. Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash was third with five first-place votes.