March 4, 2003 |
Buck Showalter is returning from two years in the Elba of the ESPN analyst's booth to manage the Texas Rangers, tantamount to being exiled in the American League West, baseball's toughest division. He is returning as a proven winner, having helped restore the New York Yankees' pride and presence and having helped turn the Arizona Diamondbacks into the game's most successful expansion team.
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 3, 2000 |
Dodger Manager Davey Johnson will have company. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates fired their managers Monday in continuing a purge expected to leave many seeking work. Buck Showalter of the Diamondbacks, Jack McKeon of the Reds and Gene Lamont of the Pirates were among the first victims of increased payrolls and unfulfilled expectations, being ousted a day after the regular season ended.
April 11, 1999 |
Randy Johnson didn't allow his bullpen to blow the lead for him this time. The Arizona Diamondbacks' $52.4-million star struck out 15 and pitched a six-hitter in an 8-3 victory over Tom Glavine and the Atlanta Braves. "I got away with [mistakes] because the team scored a lot of runs," Johnson said after leading the Diamondbacks to their first victory of the season. "I went against the book on a couple of guys and found out that the book was pretty much right on the hitters."