Century’s Showalter Named New Manager Of The New York Mets

December 19, 2021

Buck Showalter has been named the new manager of the New York Mets, according to an announcement Saturday on Twitter from team owner Steven Cohen.

ESPN is reporting it’s a three-year deal, but that had not yet been officially announced late Saturday night.

Showalter has managed the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles. The 65-year old has a career record of 1,551-1,517.

Showalter’s family moved to Century in the late 1950’s. His father served as a teacher, coach and principal at Century High School and Carver Middle in Century for 23 years. Buck Showalter played Little League ball in a thriving program in Century, and he graduated from Century High School. Century’s modern day Showalter Park bears the family name.

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7 Responses to “Century’s Showalter Named New Manager Of The New York Mets”

  1. Jimmy Brantley on December 21st, 2021 10:02 am

    Congratulations Buck. Your mom and dad were proud of you and would be proud of the man you have become. I had more of a relationship with your dad than you. I’m glad you represent this area good.

  2. Classmate on December 19th, 2021 3:51 pm

    Congratulations Nat. CHS Blackcats class of ‘74. You deserve everything that you have accomplished.

  3. HAPPY ANGEL on December 19th, 2021 1:45 pm


  4. LJ on December 19th, 2021 1:20 pm

    I am a Century fan, a Buck Showalter fan, a Mets fan. I can tell you that age 65 is young. Do all you can do. CONGRATULATIONS BUCK.

  5. SW on December 19th, 2021 7:30 am

    Good luck, Nat.

  6. A Alex on December 19th, 2021 3:41 am

    Starting a new career at 65. great, I am a Yankee fan from the mid 50s, but I will be rooting for the Mets to. Get ur dun, BUCKY

  7. Timothy Minko on December 19th, 2021 3:39 am

    Nice write up about Mr. Showalter. Baseball is America’s pastime and where millions of families and friends come together.

    It is just so sad to see what has happened to Century. It makes my eyes well up. My heart hearts for that small country town that is now just a relic of what it used to be.

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