Ranking Kirk Gibson and Every Manager in D-Backs History

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Ranking Kirk Gibson and Every Manager in D-Backs History
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It all began with Buck Showalter.

When MLB awarded Phoenix, Arizona one of two 1998 expansion teams, a challenge was issued to then-managing partner Jerry Colangelo, president and COO of the Phoenix Suns basketball team.

In addition to the logistical issues of constructing a $238 stadium downtown and establishing business model for a state previously familiar only with spring-time baseball, Colangelo and the Suns group had been tasked with the responsibility of fielding a successful team with capable front office staff, including a powerful field manager.

So from Buck Showalter in 1998 to Kirk Gibson this season, the following is a rank of the six men known as Diamondbacks managers in the franchise's 15 years of existence.

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