Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter All-Time Team

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First Base: Don Mattingly

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Orioles fans may not necessarily appreciate me throwing a Yankee into the discussion, but Mattingly was one heck of a first baseman. There can be no doubting that. Granted he was in the twilight of his career by the time he came Buck’s way. This was another tough decision because Showalter also famously managed Mark Texeira in Texas, and he would probably run a very close second. However I’ve always had a soft spot for “Donny baseball,” so he gets the nod. Incidentally while it’s probably that Mattingly got much of his coaching moxie from Joe Torre, it has to be a matter of pride for a manager like Buck Showalter to see a guy he coached turn into a manager of a franchise like the LA Dodgers.