Buck Showalter improved his record to 137-137 with the Baltimore Orioles after a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. The Birds skipper took the reigns of the Birds franchise on August 3, 2010 and as Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com points out, he has put this team in postseason contention for the first time in 15 years.
Don’t act surprised though, this is what Buck Showalter does.
He improved the Yankees by 12 games between the 1992-1993 seasons, took the Diamondbacks from 65 wins in 1998 to 100 in 199 and the Rangers from 71 to 2003 to 89 in 2004.
The Orioles have now tied their season high 13 games over .500 at 70-57 and are now just 3.5 games back of the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East.
Buck won AL Manager of the Year honors in 1994 and 2004, you have to think he’s a strong contender for a third in 2012 as well.