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William Nathaniel Showalter III

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[edit] Biographical Information

First baseman/outfielder Buck Showalter was an All-American outfielder in 1977 and was selected by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1977 amateur draft. He spent seven years as a player in the Yankees farm system, hitting .324 for the Nashville Sounds in 1980 and leading the Southern League with 178 hits. During his playing days he picked up the nickname "Buck" from a minor league manager's comment on his tendency to walk around the clubhouse "buck naked".

Showalter retired as a player after the 1983 season and became a minor league coach in the Yankees farm system. From 1985 to 1989, he was a manager in their organization. When he took over the Oneonta Yankees in 1985 he was only 28 years old. In his two seasons with the O-Yanks he set new league records for wins each year. It is also where he began his long working realtionship with pitching coach Monk Meyer. In 1990, he became a Yankees big league coach, and two years later, he took over as the club's manager. After four years as their skipper, he joined the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks as their first manager. He spent 2001 and 2002 as an ESPN broadcaster before returning to the dugout in 2003 as manager of the Texas Rangers. He was fired on October 4, 2006, after four seasons at the helm of the Rangers. Only in 2004 did he lead the team to a winning record.

Since being fired by the Rangers, Showalter has worked in the Cleveland Indians front office. On July 29, 2010, he was hired by the Baltimore Orioles to be their new manager, replacing interim skipper Juan Samuel. On May 1, 2012, he won his 1,000th game as a major league skipper; his record at that point was 1,000-958, rather remarkable given that he had regularly taken the helm of losing teams, or even an expansion team. He became the 4th manager to win 250+ games with four different clubs, following Joe Torre, Gene Mauch and Dick Williams.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 3-time AL Manager of the Year Award (1994, 2004 & 2014)
  • Division Titles: 3 (1994, 1999 & 2014)
  • Other post-season appearances: 2 (1995 & 2012 - Wild Card)
  • AL Pennants: 1 (1994)
  • 100 Wins Seasons as Manager: 1 (1999)


Preceded by
Stump Merrill
New York Yankees Manager
1992-1995
Succeeded by
Joe Torre
Preceded by
N/A
Arizona Diamondbacks Manager
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Bob Brenly
Preceded by
Jerry Narron
Texas Rangers Manager
2003-2006
Succeeded by
Ron Washington
Preceded by
Juan Samuel
Baltimore Orioles Manager
2010-
Succeeded by
current manager

[edit] Year-By-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1985 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 55-23 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1986 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 59-18 1st New York Yankees Lost in 1st round
1987 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League 85-53 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1988 Fort Lauderdale Yankees Florida State League 69-65 9th New York Yankees
1989 Albany-Colonie Yankees Eastern League 92-48 1st New York Yankees League Champs
1992 New York Yankees American League 76-86 4th (t) New York Yankees
1993 New York Yankees American League 88-74 2nd New York Yankees
1994 New York Yankees American League 70-43 1st New York Yankees postseason cancelled
1995 New York Yankees American League 79-65 2nd New York Yankees Lost ALDS
1998 Arizona Diamondbacks National League 65-97 5th Arizona Diamondbacks
1999 Arizona Diamondbacks National League 100-62 1st Arizona Diamondbacks Lost NLDS
2000 Arizona Diamondbacks National League 85-77 3rd Arizona Diamondbacks
2003 Texas Rangers American League 71-91 4th Texas Rangers
2004 Texas Rangers American League 89-73 3rd Texas Rangers
2005 Texas Rangers American League 79-83 3rd Texas Rangers
2006 Texas Rangers American League 80-82 3rd Texas Rangers
2010 Baltimore Orioles American League 34-23 5th Baltimore Orioles replaced Dave Trembley (15-39) and Juan Samuel (17-34) on August 3
2011 Baltimore Orioles American League 69-93 5th Baltimore Orioles
2012 Baltimore Orioles American League 93-69 2nd Baltimore Orioles Lost ALDS
2013 Baltimore Orioles American League 85-77 3rd (t) Baltimore Orioles
2014 Baltimore Orioles American League 96-66 1st Baltimore Orioles Lost ALCS

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