Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter All-Time Team

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Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) – Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

With Friday’s 2-1 victory over Tampa, Buck Showalter won his 400th game as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Before going further, how many people felt that Showalter would get to that point when hired? Granted he was a guy that brought some instant name recognition and credibility, I suspect that a lot of fans just assumed that he’d manage a couple of seasons before being let go at some point like his predecesors.

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Obviously that has not been the case. Showalter has arguably been the best manager since Earl Weaver in Baltimore. One could throw Davey Johnson in as well, but I digress. However Showalter of course has managed in three other places prior to coming to Baltimore, coaching players such as Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Mark Texeira, and others.

So when you have a manager like Buck, it’s always interesting to look back at some of those players. If he had to name a top “starting nine” of his players,” who would they be? It should in theory be easy to judge given the fact that one can look at players’ stats. However it goes beyond that in a certain sense. So who would I submit as Showalter’s “starting 9?” Scroll through and find out!