Buck Showalter on his 900th win (Joe Maddon quote, too)

The Orioles' 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night didn't just snap a three-game losing streak.

It gave Buck Showalter his 900th career managerial win in his 12th season. He's the 64th manager in history to reach that mark and is ninth among active managers in wins.


Did Showalter, who has lost 846 games in his career, know the milestone was coming?

"My daughter called me a couple nights ago and left me a message, so she made me aware of it and I'd forgotten it a little bit," he said.


What does 900 mean to him?

"It means I've had some good players and someone's given me an opportunity to do this a long time. That's about the extent of it. I've had a lot of losses, too. … I remember just about every one of those. Just reminds you how lucky you are to do this, to have a chance to do it. Had a lot of good players."

At least one of his AL East rivals, Tampa Bay's Joe Maddon, was impressed by the feat.

"I've got 500 more to go," said Maddon, who has 391 career wins in five seasons with the Rays (and parts of two seasons with the Angels). "Buck's done it for a long time. He's very good at what he does. He's going to be around for many more years. He's a very young man."

For the record, Showalter is 54; Maddon, 56.