William Nathaniel 'Buck' Showalter III (born May 23, 1956) is an American Major League Baseball (MLB) manager for the Baltimore Orioles. He has previously served in a similar capacity with the New York Yankees (1992_1995), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998_2000), and Texas Rangers (2003_2006). He was formerly a professional baseball player and a television analyst for ESPN. A two-time American League (AL) Manager of the Year, Showalter has earned a reputation for building baseball teams into postseason contenders in short periods of time. 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.
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