A well deserved honor for Buck Showalter. I still cannot believe what the Orioles have done this season. In the end, although the players ultimately decide what the end result is after each game, you have to appreciate the influence that Showalter had on his troops and game preparation.
That all led to a great 2012 season and the revitalization of baseball amongst Oriole fans.
Buck Showalter named American League's Manager of the Year by Sporting News
Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles has been named the American League’s Manager of the Year within Sporting News 2012 MLB Awards, presented by Gillette Odor Shield.
Showalter turned a 93-loss team from 2011 into a 93-win team in 2012, ending the franchise’s streak of 14 consecutive losing seasons. And he did it with a third baseman playing first base, a first baseman playing right field and a 20-year-old rookie shortstop playing third base.
“It’s quite an honor coming from my peers, but I view this as a team awar...