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Showalter gets 1,000 vs. ex-club

NEW YORK — Buck Showalter sat by his desk as his cellphone beeped constantly, no doubt with texts and emails of congratulations.

He didn't want to think about his 1,000th win as a major-league manager. He already was focusing on No. 1,001.

"I'm very appreciative of the players making me feel really young tonight even though I'm an old goat," Showalter, 55, said after his Orioles beat the Yankees 7-1 Tuesday.

Brian Matusz ended his 11-month losing streak and Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered off Phil Hughes to give Baltimore its first win in five tries against New York.

Showalter's first win came April 7, 1992, at old Yankee Stadium when New York beat Boston ace Roger Clemens 4-3.

When this one ended, Showalter remained in the dugout for about a minute. When he came onto the field, Nick Markarkis pushed him into the center of players who mobbed him around home.

"It's kind of embarrassing quite frankly because it's about the players," Showalter said.

Orioles 7

Yankees 1

Showalter gets 1,000 vs. ex-club 05/01/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:05am]
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