Apr 26, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister (28) argues a call with umpire Jim Reynolds in the seventh inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers, even though they lost in the American League Division Series, had an amazing 2015 season. Manager Jeff Banister was part of the reason the Rangers were able to do so well and turn things around so quickly. I think because of that, his leadership, heart, and fire are just some of the reason he was selected as the BBWAA award for the American League Manager of the year. Recently he talked about winning the award and said the following.
"“I think we took all the clichés off the T-shirts and brought them to life,” Banister said Tuesday. “There were plenty of times where it would have been easy to jump off the message and change course. But when everybody outside of the clubhouse didn’t believe, those guys did. We had the same message over and over. And we were relentless with that.” – Evan Grant (Dallas News)"
Here are a few of my favorite moments involving Jeff Banister from the 2015 season. I hope you enjoy reliving these moments as much as I do.
10. 10/17/14 – Rangers introduce Banister