From minor league player to big league manager

Buck Showalter has managed four major league teams and has spent a total of 13 seasons as a big league skipper.

But back before he was an established major league manager, Showalter was a first baseman and outfielder in the Yankees’ minor league system, posting a .294 career average in seven seasons in the minors.

In this week’s video blog, Showalter talks with Dan Kolko about why he decided to make the transition from player to manager, and how he got his start in the coaching ranks.

Buck also discusses how his managerial style has evolved over the course of his baseball career, what former Orioles skipper has played a huge part in Showalter’s baseball life, and what aspect of managing really gives him some satisfaction and personal fulfillment.

Also, check out the MASN Orioles Facebook page, as Buck answers a couple questions directly from you, the fans. To submit a question for Buck’s next video blog, be sure to enter it in the comment box below.