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Buck Showalter wins his 250th game with the Orioles

Jul 20, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

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Buck Showalter’s Orioles won last night. And so doing gave him his 250th win with Baltimore.

Showalter’s career feels weird. Most managers get a shot or two. If they get more than a couple of shots some of those later jobs are at the helm on an interim basis or as a caretaker manager while the organization waits for the team to be competitive. It’s not often you see a guy get more than a couple shots at teams with which he is expected to be the guy to help build the team or teams that are on the upswing. You get maybe two jobs with a future in this business. Everything beyond those two shots are basically short gigs.

But Showalter has, um. bucked that trend, having been given jobs with a future in New York, Texas, Arizona and Baltimore. And in so doing he joins a pretty small club of managers who have amassed 250 wins or more with four teams. Besides Showalter, only Joe Torre, Gene Mauch and Dick Williams.

Nice job, Buck.

  1. siggtacular - Jul 20, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Congrats Buck!!!! One hell of a baseball manager!!!!

  2. scoobies05 - Jul 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Hiring Buck is the best move the Orioles made in 14 years. He gave the team instant credibility and he has the record to back it up. Congrats to Buck and go Orioles!

  3. bmoreravens1012013 - Jul 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    best mgr in the game !

  4. 13arod - Jul 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    bmoreravens1012013joe madden is better

    • bigharold - Jul 20, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      Madden has better pitching. He’s not better.

      • bigharold - Jul 20, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        Maddon has had better pitching.

      • oriolesvsravens - Jul 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM

        Maddon has better hair

    • bigharold - Jul 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      “It’s not often you see a guy get more than a couple shots at teams with which he is expected to be the guy to help build the team or teams that are on the upswing.”

      Don’t discount the very real notion that one of the reasons that the O’s, and every other team he’s worked for, went on an up swing because of him.

      As a Yankee fan it’s weird. I appreciated what Showalter did for the Yankees and always want to see him do well. But, now he’s a direct competitor. But, I’m not one bit surprised Showalter helped turn around the O’s because he’s a damn good manager and he gets hired because he got that ability to instill order and purpose. That’s called leadership which is exactly what being a manager is all about.

      • largebill - Jul 20, 2013 at 6:47 PM

        Too lazy to look it up, but have to believe Showalter’s winning % with each team has been much better than those teams had in the period before his hiring.

  5. ncm42 - Jul 20, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Who is Joe Madden? Is he related to John Madden?

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