• Showalter Now Three For Three?

    Posted by on October 23rd, 2010 · Comments (0)

    Good news, down the road, for Orioles fans? Via Gerry Fraley

    What moment made the Texas Rangers a World Series team?

    That’s easy.

    When they dumped Buck Showalter as manager after the 2006 season. The Rangers became the third team to fire Showalter. They also became the third team to reach the World Series with Showalter’s immediate replacement.

    The New York Yankees did it in 1996, in Joe Torre’s first season as Showalter’s replacement. Arizona did it in 2001, in Bob Brenly’s first season as Showalter’s replacement. The Rangers took a bit longer, going four seasons with Ron Washington as Showalter’s replacement.

    Washington and the Rangers have one more step to go to complete the post-Showalter success story. The Yankees and Arizona each went on to win the World Series.

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