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O's top Rays, Buck Showalter wins 900th career game

Sep 5, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

It doesn't mean much of anything and its not going to shake up the AL East standings at this point in the season, but the Orioles continue to win ballgames under new manager Buck Showalter. The O's topped the Rays 8-4 on Saturday night...

It doesn’t mean much of anything and its not going to shake up the AL East standings at this point in the season, but the Orioles continue to win ballgames under new manager Buck Showalter.

The O’s topped the Rays 8-4 on Saturday night in Baltimore thanks to an inspired pitching performance by right-hander Jeremy Guthrie and a big night at the plate by catcher Matt Wieters. 

According to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli, it was Showalter’s 900th managerial win, and he was as humble as ever when notified of the accomplishment:

“I’ve had a lot of losses, too,” Showalter said. “I
remember just about every one of those. Just reminds you how lucky you
are to do this, to have a chance to do it.  It means I’ve had some good players and someone’s given me an opportunity to do this a long time. That’s about the extent of it.”

The Orioles are now 18-13 under Showalter’s watch.  He won 313 games with the Yankees, 250 games with the Diamondbacks and 648 games with the Rangers for a career record of 900-846.  Buck sits between Don Zimmer (885) and Jimy Williams (910) for 64th on the all-time managerial wins list.

  1. SDelMonte - Sep 5, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Could be a very interesting year for the AL East next year. Imagine a division where even the weaker teams are no easy win.

  2. SouthofHeaven - Sep 5, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    You could say I’m biased as a Bombers fan, but unless they have an awesome hot stove season, the Red Sox could come in last place next year, if the Orioles & Blue Jays continue to pull it together.

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