William Nathaniel "Buck" Showalter III is an American Major League Baseball manager for the Baltimore Orioles.
Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
The Baltimore Orioles are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland.
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He has previously served as manager of the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Texas Rangers.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, often shortened as the D-backs, are an American professional baseball franchise based in Phoenix, Arizona.
He is also formerly a professional baseball player and a television analyst for ESPN.
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A three-time American League Manager of the Year, Showalter has earned a reputation for building baseball teams into postseason contenders in short periods of time.
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League, is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada.
In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually since 1983 to the best managers in the American League and the National League.
He helped the Yankees rise from the bottom half of the AL East to first place before a players' strike prematurely ended the 1994 campaign.
Under his watch, the Diamondbacks made their first-ever playoff appearance in only its second year of existence.
He left both franchises just prior to seasons when they won the World Series.
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League champion team and the National League champion team.
During his first minor league season with the Fort Lauderdale Yankees he picked up the nickname "Buck" from manager Ed Napoleon because of his tendency to sit around the clubhouse "buck naked".
The Fort Lauderdale Yankees, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was an American minor league baseball franchise that existed from 1962 through 1992.
Edward George Napoleon is a former minor league baseball player, manager, and Major League Baseball coach.