By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE — Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski and Brewers vice president and general manager Doug Melvin have been named co-recipients of the Sporting News Executive of the Year in Major League Baseball for the 2011 season.
The award has been handed out since 1936, but it’s the first time in history that it is being shared for a single season. It’s also the first time both longtime baseball executives have received the award, which was presented here on Tuesday evening during a dinner among the GMs gathered for this week’s annual meetings.
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