The Game Haus
Home » Buck Showalter is Fifth Person to Have Managed Yankees and Mets
MLB

Buck Showalter is Fifth Person to Have Managed Yankees and Mets

Buck Showalter is Fifth Person to Have Managed Yankees and Mets

There are now five people in MLB history to have managed the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. Buck Showalter is the latest as of Saturday, when the Mets named him as manager for the next three seasons. Here are all the managers to have managed for both the Yankees and Mets.

Casey Stengel

Stengel managed the Yankees from 1949-1960. In this time, he captured seven World Series rings, five of them in row (1949-1953) and 10 AL Pennants. He also managed other teams prior to the ’49 season such as the Brooklyn Dodgers (1934-1936), the Boston Bees (1938-1940) and the Boston Braves (1941-1943).

From 1962-1965, Stengel managed the Mets. All his glory was gone since the Mets did terrible all four years, the worst being 1962 when they went 40-120-1.

Overall, Stengel’s managerial record consisted of 25 years with a .508 winning percentage. His 12 years with the Yankees were his best with a .623 winning percentage.

Yogi Berra

Berra managed the Yankees in 1964 and 1984-1985. He won the AL Pennant in 1964 and had a .611 winning percentage, which was his best record.

From 1972-1975, Berra managed the Mets, where he won the NL Pennant in 1973. In his seven years of managing, nothing really came of it, but he is the only person ever to win a pennant as manager of both teams.

Joe Torre

Buck Showalter is Fifth Person to Have Managed Yankees and Mets


Image Courtesy of thestar.com

Torre managed Mets first from 1977-1981. He didn’t do so well with the Mets having a .405 winning percentage.

After his stint with the Mets, Torre managed the Atlanta Braves for three years, 1982-1984. His winning percentage was .529, which wasn’t too bad.

From 1990-1995, Torre managed the St. Louis Cardinals, finishing with a .498 winning percentage. During these 13 years, he had pretty much no success, until 1996.

When Torre joined the Yankees in 1996, it was during a time when the Yankees were struggling to win a Championship. Torre stood as the Yankees manager from 1996-2007, winning six AL Pennants and four World Series Championships. His winning percentage with the Yankees was .605.

After 12 remarkable years as the Yankee manager, Torre become the new manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2008-2010. In this time, he had a winning percentage of .533. Overall, Torre’s win percentage was .538. Although this isn’t the greatest, he still led the Yankees to greatness. He is beloved by many, if not all, Yankee fans.

Dallas Green

Green started his managing career with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1979-1981. His winning percentage was a respectable .565. In 1980, the Phillies were World Series Champions. They also won the pennant this year as well.

The only time Green managed the Yankees was in 1989. It only lasted one season, where the team went 56-65 with a .463 winning percentage.

Green managed the Mets for four years from 1993-1996. During this time, the Mets winning percentage was .447. In Green’s eight years of managerial experience, he has a .487 winning percentage.

Buck Showalter

Showalter managed the Yankees from 1992-1995. His winning percentage is .539 with his best being .619 during the 1994 season.

From 1998-2000, Showalter managed the Arizona Diamondbacks. His winning percentage during this time was .514.

Showalter also managed the Texas Rangers from 2003-2006 and the Baltimore Orioles from 2010-2018. These nine years with the O’s were his longest as a manager for a year so far.

Now, Showalter is the Mets manager. The Mets have not won a World Series since 1986 when they beat the Boston Red Sox 8-5 in game seven. The only other time the Mets were close, was when they played in a Subway Series vs the Yankees, but lost in game five 4-2.

Can Showalter help bring the Mets to the World Series? Or will the Mets continue their post-season struggles? Let this lockout end and bring back baseball so fans can see what will take place between the Mets and Showalter.

 

 

 

Featured Image Courtesy of yanksgoyard.com

You can “Like” The Game Haus on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for more sports and esports articles from great TGH writers like Tiona!

“From Our Haus to Yours




Thanks for reading! Let us know what your thoughts are on the article!