Last night, the winners of the Manager of the Year Award in both the American League and the National League were announced.
Showalter was hired to manage the Mets after Luis Rojas was let go last offseason.
Showalter helped guide the Mets to a 101-win season, which got them back to the postseason for the first time since 2016.
It was Showalter’s fourth time taking home Manager of the Year honors, and interestingly enough, he has won the award four times with four different teams and in four different decades.
Buck Showalter has won the Manger of the Year award 4 times, in 4 different decades, with 4 different teams 🤯 pic.twitter.com/BvAdtdF3GC
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Buck Earns MOY Honors
Showalter is the first Mets manager to win Manager of the Year honors since the award’s inception in 1983.
Showalter won the award in 1994 with the New York Yankees, in 2004 with the Texas Rangers, and again in 2014 with the Baltimore Orioles.
New York immediately busted out and forged a 10-game lead in the National League East division.
Ultimately, the Atlanta Braves rallied from that deficit and took the division title away from New York, but the Mets had not had a winning season since 2019.
Showalter led them to their first 100+ win season since 1988.
The Mets ultimately fell short in the Wild Card series against the San Diego Padres, but a promising new era of Mets baseball has begun under Showalter’s watch.