William Nathaniel "Buck" Showalter III or famously known as Buck Showalter is an American former Major League Baseball manager. During his managerial career, he managed various teams including Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Texas Rangers.
Also a former professional Minor League Baseball player and television analyst for ESPN, Showalter has an estimated net worth of $14 million. Furthermore, he is married and has two children with his spouse.
Buck Showalter’s Net worth
As of 2019, Showalter has an estimated net worth of around $14 million. According to the source, his annual salary was $3.5 million from Baltimore Orioles back in 2013. He previously had the annual salary of $1.5 million.
Showalter is reported to own a fancy Dallas mansion that is worth $2.95 million which he later listed for sale. The specialty of his mansion is it covers 8598 square feet with the house having 6 beds and 8 bathrooms. It also has a basketball court.
Buck Showalter’s Personal Life
Talking about his personal life, he is married to his wife, Angela Showalter in 1983. The pair is blessed with two children, daughter, Allie Showalter, and son, Nathan Showalter.
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 88 kg and currently a happy married life with his wife for 35 years.
Buck Showalter’s Early Life and Career
Buck Showalter was born to Showfather II, a high school teacher and former American football player on May 23, 1956, in DeFuniak, Florida. He holds American nationality.
Showalter went to State University of Mississippi and showed remarkable skills in batting and set the highest batting average of .459 in 1977 in the college. He was, later on, picked on by New York baseball team, Yankees team and several years in their minor league.
Showalter performed reasonably well for the team and shifted his focus to being a manager and head coach in minor leagues.
Buck Showalter’s Managerial Career
His first stint in his role as of managing a small league called Oneonta Yankees in 1985 and served as manager for two seasons, in his managerial time with the team, the team was able to win 114 matches.
He later went to manage Fort Lauderdale in 1987 and performed well. Showalter, later on, went to manage a few other minor leagues.
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The American was then included in the coaching staff of New York Yankees baseball team in 1990, after a couple of years he was promoted to manager and went to manage the team from 1992 to 1995
With the Yankees team, he turned a good team into a formidable one during his tenure. He quit the job in 1995
Due to his positive influence, he was given full credit for the Yankees team that won the World Championships five times.
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He was then hired by Arizona Diamondbacks in 1996 to build a good team in 2 years which is in 2 years.
His second stint with the American baseball team was his most successful and productive as the team went to win in excess of 60 percent of matches.
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After a disastrous third season, he was sacked from his managerial job following the team failing to capture the World Championship title in 2001.
He briefly took on the role of ESPN analyst and later on managed the Texas Rangers baseball team in 2002 for 4 years and was then fired in 2006.
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Showalter, later on, went to manage Baltimore Orioles in 2010 and signed a contract with the team that would see him till 2013.
Showalter's contracts ran out at the end of the 2018 season and were not extended.