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Major League Baseball Manager for the Baltimore Orioles

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 Buck Showalter Biography

Yankee fans and players were ecstatic when third-base coach Buck Showalter, a lifetime Yankee who had spent sixteen years in the team's organization, was promoted to replace Stump Merrill as manager for the 1992 season. While Yankee boss George Steinbrenner spent the year finishing up a two-year suspension, the youngest manager in the majors quickly established himself as a tenacious, respected skipper.

Showalter had spent seven years laboring as a Yankee farmhand, compiling a lifetime .294 batting average in the minors after leading the Southern League in hits in 1980 and 1982. He knew the game and rarely struck out. But the path to the majors was blocked by Don Mattingly, and Showalter decided to move to the dugout in 1983 as a third base coach for Single-A Fort Lauderdale.

A favorite of Billy Martin, Showalter became a manager the following year, beginning a torrid tear through the Yankees' minor leagues. In his first tour of duty with Single-A Oneonta, Showalter led the team to a New York-Penn League record 55 wins in 1985, topped by 59 wins in 1986. Showalter's Single-A Fort Lauderdale club led the league with an 85-53 record in 1987 and in 1989, Showalter was named Baseball America's Minor League Manager of the Year after his Double-A Albany team went 97-46.

Promoted by the Yankees to a major league coaching position in 1990, Showalter made the most of his opportunity when he replaced Merrill in 1992. Despite Steinbrenner's overbearing scrutiny, Showalter lasted longer on the job than anyone since Ralph Houk, who had managed the team for seven years from 1967-1973 -- ironically, the same year George Steinbrenner arrived as a limited partner in the group that bought the team from CBS.

During his three years with the Yankees, Showalter turned a fourth-place team into a second-place finisher in 1993 and had his 1994 club on a pace to win 100 games before the season was shortened by a players' strike. Even though the team made the playoffs as a wild card in 1995, Showalter was forced out by Steinbrenner in favor of Joe Torre after the Yankees fell to the Seattle Mariners by one run in the last game of an exciting first-round series. The final straw came when Showalter refused to fire two of his coaches at Steinbrenner's behest.

Showalter had failed to bring his team and old Double-A teammate Don Mattingly to the World Series. But his success with the Yankees didn't go unnoticed by the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks, who in 1996 hired Showalter as manager two years before the team was scheduled to begin play. In their first season, 1998, Arizona finished dead last in the NL West, but owner Jerry Colangelo's impatience resulted in a multimillion-dollar offseason free-agent binge that added pitchers Randy Johnson, Todd Stottlemyre and Armando Reynoso as well as centerfielder Steve Finley to Showalter's roster. Armed with an infusion of talent, Arizona won 100 games and the NL West in only their second season but fell to the New York Mets in the Division Series. Let go by the Diamondbacks at the end of the 2000 season, Showalter went on to work as baseball commentator for ESPN for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.  He is currently the manager of the Texas Rangers and is third on the Rangers all-time manager's win list.

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Major League Baseball Manager for the Baltimore Orioles

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Buck Showalter Biography

Yankee fans and players were ecstatic when third-base coach Buck Showalter, a lifetime Yankee who had spent sixteen years in the team's organization, was promoted to replace Stump Merrill as manager for the 1992 season. While Yankee boss George Steinbrenner spent the year finishing up a two-year suspension, the youngest manager in the majors quickly established himself as a tenacious, respected skipper.

Showalter had spent seven years laboring as a Yankee farmhand, compiling a lifetime .294 batting average in the minors after leading the Southern League in hits in 1980 and 1982. He knew the game and rarely struck out. But the path to the majors was blocked by Don Mattingly, and Showalter decided to move to the dugout in 1983 as a third base coach for Single-A Fort Lauderdale.

A favorite of Billy Martin, Showalter became a manager the following year, beginning a torrid tear through the Yankees' minor leagues. In his first tour of duty with Single-A Oneonta, Showalter led the team to a New York-Penn League record 55 wins in 1985, topped by 59 wins in 1986. Showalter's Single-A Fort Lauderdale club led the league with an 85-53 record in 1987 and in 1989, Showalter was named Baseball America's Minor League Manager of the Year after his Double-A Albany team went 97-46.

Promoted by the Yankees to a major league coaching position in 1990, Showalter made the most of his opportunity when he replaced Merrill in 1992. Despite Steinbrenner's overbearing scrutiny, Showalter lasted longer on the job than anyone since Ralph Houk, who had managed the team for seven years from 1967-1973 -- ironically, the same year George Steinbrenner arrived as a limited partner in the group that bought the team from CBS.

During his three years with the Yankees, Showalter turned a fourth-place team into a second-place finisher in 1993 and had his 1994 club on a pace to win 100 games before the season was shortened by a players' strike. Even though the team made the playoffs as a wild card in 1995, Showalter was forced out by Steinbrenner in favor of Joe Torre after the Yankees fell to the Seattle Mariners by one run in the last game of an exciting first-round series. The final straw came when Showalter refused to fire two of his coaches at Steinbrenner's behest.

Showalter had failed to bring his team and old Double-A teammate Don Mattingly to the World Series. But his success with the Yankees didn't go unnoticed by the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks, who in 1996 hired Showalter as manager two years before the team was scheduled to begin play. In their first season, 1998, Arizona finished dead last in the NL West, but owner Jerry Colangelo's impatience resulted in a multimillion-dollar offseason free-agent binge that added pitchers Randy Johnson, Todd Stottlemyre and Armando Reynoso as well as centerfielder Steve Finley to Showalter's roster. Armed with an infusion of talent, Arizona won 100 games and the NL West in only their second season but fell to the New York Mets in the Division Series. Let go by the Diamondbacks at the end of the 2000 season, Showalter went on to work as baseball commentator for ESPN for the 2001 and 2002 seasons.  He is currently the manager of the Texas Rangers and is third on the Rangers all-time manager's win list.

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  • How much does it cost to book Buck Showalter?

    Booking fees for Buck Showalter, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Buck Showalter, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Buck Showalter?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Buck Showalter for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Buck Showalter for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Buck Showalter or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Buck Showalter or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Buck Showalter is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Buck Showalter for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Buck Showalter generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Paul Konerko, Jordan Fliegel, Max Scherzer, Matt Harvey and Patrick Renna. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Buck Showalter for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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