The New York Mets today announced that they have named Buck Showalter the 24th manager in team history, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract. Showalter will wear #11.
Showalter, 65, has 20 years of managerial experience in the major leagues, owning a lifetime record of 1,551-1,517 (.506). He is a three-time Manager of the Year award winner, earning the honors in 1994, 2004 and 2014. Showalter’s 1,551 career wins rank 24th all-time in MLB history and the 3,069 games managed rank 21st in the majors.
He has guided three of the four teams he’s managed to the postseason and been to the playoffs a total of five times. As the manager of the Yankees, Showalter ended a 14-year playoff drought, took Baltimore to the postseason after previously missing the playoffs for 15 years and led Arizona to the postseason in just their second year of existence.
He began his managerial career with the New York Yankees in 1992 and remained through 1995. He would go on to become the first manager in the history of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was hired in 1996, two years before the Diamondbacks started playing so he could impact the organization.
In 1999, Arizona went 100-62, marking the fastest expansion team in major league history to win a division title. Showalter managed the Texas Rangers from 2003-06 and most recently the Baltimore Orioles from 2010-18. Showalter has also previously worked for MLB Network, YES and ESPN.
Showalter will become the fifth manager to manage both the Mets and Yankees, joining Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra, Dallas Green and Joe Torre.
Watch the introductory press conference live on Tuesday at 1:00PM ET on Mets.com, Mets YouTube and Mets Facebook.