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Jim Tracy is NL manager of the year

After announcement, the Colorado Rockies reward him with a three-year contract.

November 18, 2009

Denver — Jim Tracy, whom the Colorado Rockies promoted to manager from bench coach after Clint Hurdle was fired in late May, was selected National League manager of the year Wednesday.

Less than an hour after the announcement, the Rockies rewarded Tracy with a three-year contract. The Rockies were 74-42 under Tracy and won the NL wild-card spot. Colorado lost to Philadelphia in the playoffs.

"What we're talking about this afternoon, it's probably as flattering an experience as I've come to realize during the course of my professional career in athletics," Tracy said.

Tracy received 29 first-place votes and two seconds for 151 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America.

-- associated press

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