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June 7, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Some reactions to Mickey Mantle's illness from those around the Yankees: TONY KUBEK: "It's sad. It's a real shock. He's a good friend. I think of him probably more for his friendship than as a ballplayer. My wife always used to tell me, when she would bring my son to games, Mickey was one of the guys who stopped and talked to them. I think of him as a very warm human being. " BUCK SHOWALTER: "That's sad to hear about anybody, but for this organization it really hits home because you're talking about a person who has meant a great deal to the Yankee family.
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October 18, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Calling it his "next order of business," New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said he was planning to meet with Buck Showalter in Florida later this week to discuss the manager's future. Asked if he thought Showalter would be his manager in '96, Steinbrenner said, "I can't say until we've talked. But this is not a question of me wanting to get rid of Buck Showalter. No way. " One club source said Steinbrenner is leaning toward making a one-year offer to Showalter with several stipulations - specifically, that Showalter's coaching staff be overhauled.
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September 15, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Andy Pettitte shows none of the characteristics of a rookie pitcher in the middle of a playoff race. For one thing, he doesn't look nervous on the mound. Secondly, the lefthander is throwing the ball so well that it seems as if he's been around for years. Pettitte won his fourth straight start last night as the visiting New York Yankees moved into a first-place tie in the AL wild-card race by beating the Baltimore Orioles, 5-4. Bernie Williams homered for the Yankees, whose eighth win in 10 games put them even with idle Seattle in the chase for a playoff spot.
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October 30, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners filled managerial openings yesterday by hiring their third-base coaches, neither of whom has prior major- league managing experience. The Yankees tapped Buck Showalter, who was briefly fired as third-base coach when the club dismissed manager Stump Merrill on Oct. 8. The Mariners chose Bill Plummer to succeed Jim Lefebvre, who was fired on Oct. 10. With the hirings of Showalter and Plummer, the Yankees and Mariners went against the wishes of baseball commissioner Fay Vincent, who spoke out a number of times during the World Series about his concerns over minority hirings.
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March 25, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
New York Yankees interim manager Don Zimmer will miss today's exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers to see if a bleeding ulcer remains under control, the team said. The checkup is routine, and Zimmer probably will be back with the club tomorrow, a team spokesman said. Zimmer, 68, is filling in while Joe Torre recovers from prostate cancer surgery. Zimmer will be tested at a St. Petersburg hospital. Yankees batting coach Chris Chambliss will manage the team in Zimmer's absence, the team said.
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July 4, 1993 | By John Harper, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The New York Yankees of Reggie and Billy and Munson and Nettles had that nasty edge, a flammable mix of superstar talent and inner conflict; the Mets of Doc and Darryl and Carter and Hernandez had their swagger. Now comes perhaps the next link to the New York baseball tradition. Except the Yankees of Buck and Boggs and Mattingly and Tartabull are a departure from the glamour and egos of those eras. This team, in fact, for all of the millions its players make, is carving something of a blue-collar identity for itself.
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August 3, 2010 | By Sandy Spieczny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hey, skipper Promises, promises in the new beginning as Buck Showalter pledges to restore the luster to the Baltimore Orioles, a legacy franchise that has fallen on hard times. "All competitive people like the idea sometimes that people say it can't be done. . . . I love the town, the tradition, the people, the feeling," said the 54-year-old Showalter, introduced Monday as the Orioles' new manager. "It's a challenge, it's our challenge. " In his next breath, the new skipper pointed out: "I'm not naive.
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October 20, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
George Steinbrenner has tipped his hand about his meeting today with manager Buck Showalter. "I'm going to do my best to convince him to stay with us," the New York Yankees owner told the New York Post. "I like Buck. He's one of my guys. I'm responsible for him getting the job in the first place. " Steinbrenner's comments about Showalter were the first since the Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs by Seattle. Steinbrenner is to meet with Showalter at the team's headquarters in Tampa, Fla. He also must decide on a new general manager after Gene Michael resigned Wednesday to become a scout for the Yankees.
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October 27, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Buck Showalter yesterday told the New York Yankees he would not return as manager next season. Showalter, whose three-year contract will expire Tuesday, met twice this week with owner George Steinbrenner to discuss an extension. He called Steinbrenner yesterday to say he would not come back, rejecting what the Yankees said was a $1.05 million contract over two years. Showalter had the Yankees in first place in 1994 before the strike ended the season. This year, the team qualified for the American League playoffs as a wild card and was eliminated in five games by Seattle after winning the first two games in the best-of-five playoff.
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May 15, 1994 | By Jeff Bradley, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The New York Yankees' hit doctor is part psychologist and part surgeon. He is at the same time a healer and a therapist, and a critic and a promoter. He is Rick Down, a 43-year-old, .257 career minor-league hitter whose job as the Yankees' hitting instructor is to tap into the offensive potential of the 14 Yankees who swing a bat. He does so in relative obscurity. "He is one of the best-kept secrets in baseball," manager Buck Showalter said. "We feel Rick is a perfect fit for what we're trying to do here.
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June 9, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the schedules came out and the Phillies were slated to visit the Baltimore Orioles for a weekend interleague series that begins Friday, this was supposed to be a matchup of teams at opposite ends of the standings. And that is exactly how it will be, only in reverse order of expectations. The five-time defending National League East champion Phillies are in last place. Meanwhile, an Orioles team that is looking to snap a streak of 14 consecutive losing seasons entered Thursday night's game at Boston on top of the highly competitive American League East.
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May 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TWENTY YEARS ago, Buck Showalter picked up his first managerial win in the majors as his New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox. Tuesday night, he got win No. 1,000, this time against the Yankees, as the visiting Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees, 7-1. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered off for the Orioles in their first win in five tries against the Yankees this year. Showalter improved to 1,000-958 in 14 seasons with the Yankees, Arizona, Texas and Baltimore. "I'm very appreciative of the players making me feel really young tonight, even though I'm an old goat," Showalter said.
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August 3, 2010 | By Sandy Spieczny, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hey, skipper Promises, promises in the new beginning as Buck Showalter pledges to restore the luster to the Baltimore Orioles, a legacy franchise that has fallen on hard times. "All competitive people like the idea sometimes that people say it can't be done. . . . I love the town, the tradition, the people, the feeling," said the 54-year-old Showalter, introduced Monday as the Orioles' new manager. "It's a challenge, it's our challenge. " In his next breath, the new skipper pointed out: "I'm not naive.
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October 19, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Another man will lead the Yankees in 2008. Another manager will close Yankee Stadium, and open the new ballpark in 2009. Joe Torre rejected an incentive-laden offer yesterday to manage the Yankees next season, and ended a dynamic 12-year run that included six pennants and four world championships. Torre's decision came in a face-to-face meeting in Tampa, Fla., with club executives and ownership, including George Steinbrenner - who told The Record of Hackensack, N.J., prior to Division Series Game 3 that "I don't think we'll take [Torre]
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July 3, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
The Arizona Diamondbacks fired manager Bob Brenly yesterday in the midst of their worst season since their expansion campaign of 1998. Third-base coach Al Pedrique was named manager for the remainder of the season. Hall of Famer Robin Yount, the team's bench coach, resigned out of loyalty to Brenly, general manager Joe Garagiola Jr. said. Pitching coach Chuck Kniffin also was fired. Pedrique, who played parts of four seasons with the Mets, was a manager in the minors for eight seasons.
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October 2, 2002 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's not every day that a last-place team that finished 75-86 can steal some of the spotlight from a 103-win, division championship team on the day that team opened the playoffs. But the New York Mets managed to do that to the crosstown Yankees yesterday when they fired manager Bobby Valentine just two years after his team played in the World Series. Valentine now has something in common with Yankees manager Joe Torre. They have both been fired by the Mets. Torre had other things on his mind last night - his Yanks were hosting Game 1 of the American League division series against the Anaheim Angels - but he expressed confidence that Valentine would rebound.
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March 25, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
New York Yankees interim manager Don Zimmer will miss today's exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers to see if a bleeding ulcer remains under control, the team said. The checkup is routine, and Zimmer probably will be back with the club tomorrow, a team spokesman said. Zimmer, 68, is filling in while Joe Torre recovers from prostate cancer surgery. Zimmer will be tested at a St. Petersburg hospital. Yankees batting coach Chris Chambliss will manage the team in Zimmer's absence, the team said.
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May 5, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
For the first time as an opposing manager, Buck Showalter got to hear all the insults and feel all the passion a New York baseball crowd can muster. And as long as his team won, Showalter didn't mind being a target. Showalter, making his first visit back to the city where he managed the Yankees for four seasons, won his homecoming last night as the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the New York Mets. "I would have taken it in Montreal yesterday or the day before," Showalter said.
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October 28, 1996 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Joe Torre should have known better. He was a New Yorker. He had managed the Mets. If anyone ought to have realized that working for George Steinbrenner could be as maddening as Manhattan traffic, it was the bulbous-nosed Brooklynite. But there was Torre, on Nov. 2, 1995, the newly introduced Yankees manager, grinning for silly photos in a team cap and expensive suit, praising Steinbrenner, resembling some out-of-town bumpkin about to get fleeced in the Big Apple. "Clueless Joe," blared the back page of one New York tabloid the following day. Surely, Steinbrenner, having responded to intense criticism for firing Buck Showalter by selecting a manager with an 894-1,003 record, was already sharpening his ax. Three hundred and fifty nine days later, on a wild night when one Yankee took a victory lap on horseback and 56,375 fans screamed the words to "New York, New York," Torre was the manager of the World Series champions, who had beaten Atlanta in six games.
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July 6, 1996 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Not a word was uttered concerning Darryl Strawberry's past battles with drugs. Nor was anything mentioned about a child and spousal support hearing that was taking place in Los Angeles Municipal Court yesterday. And no one publicly questioned whether Strawberry's second tour of duty with the Yankees would be a tumultuous interruption of an otherwise stellar season in the Bronx. But the undercurrents were as deep as the Harlem River. "No comment," Mariano Duncan said in the clubhouse before last night's game with Milwaukee.
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