Hall of Famer Frank Robinson led the Orioles to their first World Series title in 1966, was the first African-American manager in both the American and National Leagues and managed the Orioles for parts of four seasons. Here’s a timeline of his career.
When he arrived in August 2010, the Orioles were the worst team in baseball. As he leaves, they’re no better. Somewhere in between rests Buck Showalter’s legacy as Orioles manager, an 8 1/2-year term that roused the club from a 14-year losing skein unprecedented in franchise history.
In Dusty Baker, the Nationals get someone who already has worked 20 seasons as a manager in the majors and whose 1,671-1,504 career record ¿ a .526 winning percentage ¿ includes the second-most victories of any active manager.
When Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo announced the long-expected dismissal of manager Matt Williams on Monday, he made it clear that the next manager up will almost certainly have previous managerial experience. So, any speculation that the next Nats manager will be Hall of Famer Cal Ripken pretty much ended before it had a chance to begin.
First baseman Trey Mancini, who excelled at High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie, has won the Orioles¿ Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year Award while the organization split its top minor league pitching award for the first time since 1993.
The Orioles welcomed back one of their banged-up veterans to the starting lineup Friday, while another was out because of a lingering injury. Center fielder Adam Jones, who left Monday's game in the eighth inning with a sore right shoulder and hadn't played since, was in his customary third spot in the lineup Friday. Catcher Matt Wieters, who had been dealing with a sore left wrist for a week but started Tuesday, was out of the lineup with lingering wrist soreness.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has done his best to sidestep talk about his uncertain contract situation beyond this season, but he said Monday that his long-term future with the team may depend on the long-term outlook for it.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was selected Tuesday night as the Baseball Writers' Association of America's American League Manager of the Year for the third time in his 16-year career, winning the honor in a landslide.
Even though Buck Showalter isn't comfortable with taking credit for his role in the Orioles' success, he is the favorite to win the third Baseball Writers' Association of America AL Manager of the Year award in his 16-year managerial career.
A day after Orioles manager Buck Showalter finished second in the Sporting News' American League Manager of the Year voting, none of the team's players were selected for the publication's AL All-Star team.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has arrived at the American League Championship Series bathed in the affection of both his team and his public, his managerial acumen seemingly above reproach. Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has arrived at the same place at the same time, yet his managerial IQ has been questioned so much during this postseason, you¿d think he steered his team into an iceberg.
During multiple face-to-face meetings this past week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter and team principal owner Peter G. Angelos established parameters for a multi-year contract extension that would keep the popular manager with the club beyond 2013.