May 30, 1998 |
There are some unwritten laws in baseball that players simply know are true. Sunflower seeds taste better in the dugout. The longer the road trip, the farther your hotel room will be from the elevator. And you are totally free to complain about the contract you just signed, either right before the ink is dry or as soon as you think the manager is misusing you, whichever comes first. Actually, it's all pretty comforting, this baseball law business, because you know what to expect.
March 29, 1998 |
Buck Showalter signed a seven-year, $7-million contract to manage the Arizona Diamondbacks, but this Buck doesn't stop there. He has been architect of the team on the field and architect of a lot more. "We're a first-year team, we're just starting out, we want to do it right," said Showalter, whose control as manager of the New York Yankees was limited by an owner named George Steinbrenner. With the Diamondbacks, Showalter may be the closest thing baseball has to a manager-general manager.
October 31, 1991 |
The days of the good old boys' network in major league baseball may be ending. Former second baseman Phil Garner, 42, was named manager of the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday. He becomes the fourth relatively young former player in a month to be hired without any previous big league managerial experience, joining the Boston Red Sox's Butch Hobson, the Seattle Mariners' Bill Plummer and the New York Yankees' Buck Showalter.
October 29, 1991 |
Buck Showalter is expected to become the New York Yankees' manager today. Showalter was fired along with Manager Stump Merrill and four other coaches by Yankee General Manager Gene Michael on Oct. 7. At the time, Michael said he would seek a manager with major league experience and the hunt seemed to focus on Doug Rader, Hal Lanier and Davey Johnson.
October 23, 1991 |
Bucky Showalter, a coach for the New York Yankees before being released earlier this month, has become a candidate to become the team's manager. Gene Michael, Yankee general manager, said that Showalter was recommended as a candidate by Robert Nederlander, the club's managing partner. Michael had said earlier that he wanted to hire a manager from outside the organization to replace Stump Merrill.