Buck Showalter is officially back in baseball. And he’ll even get a chance to return to New York too.
New York Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the hiring of Buck Showalter as the team’s next manager.
Showalter was viewed as the favorite for the job, as he beat out Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada for the job.
Mets pitcher Max Scherzer reportedly advocated to the team that Showalter was his choice for the job, in which, it may have helped Showalter’s case.
Showalter first got into managing in 1992 when he took the New York Yankees manager job and lasted until 1995 before Joe Torre took over in 1996.
Showalter is known for taking team’s manager job and turning them around, which he did with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, his last managing role before he left in 2018.