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Bud Black

San Diego Padres — No. 20
Pitcher / Manager
Born: June 30, 1957 (1957-06-30) (age 52)
San Mateo, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 51981 for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
July 91995 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss record     121-116
Earned run average     3.84
Strikeouts     1039

As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957 in San Mateo, California) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, and the current manager of the San Diego Padres. He had a 15-year MLB career, playing for the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, and Kansas City Royals.


Playing career

Kansas City Royals

Black was a member of the Kansas City Royals team that won the 1985 World Series.

Black was the starting pitcher for the Royals during the famous George Brett pine tar incident, and was the pitcher that gave up Reggie Jackson's 500th career home run.

Coaching career

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Bud Black was the pitching coach Under Mike Scioscia with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2000-2006. As the Halos pitching coach, Black won a World Series ring after the 2002 against the San Francisco Giants.

San Diego Padres

In October 2006, Brian Sabean, general manager of the Giants, interviewed Black for the Giants' vacant managerial position.[1]

After the position went to Padres manager Bruce Bochy, Black became a candidate for the Padres job, and was officially hired on November 8, 2006. Despite a last place finish for the Padres in 2008, Black returned to finish his contract in 2009. During the 2009 season, Black was given a contract extension for the 2010 season with a club option for 2011.

Notable pitchers that Black has developed

Managerial record

Team Year Regular Season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish/Current Position Won Lost Win % Result
San Diego Padres 2007 163 89 74 .546 3rd in NL West - - -
2008 162 63 99 .389 5th in NL West - - -
2009 103 73 85 .462 4th in NL West - - -
Total 428 205 248 .451 - - - - -

Personal Life

Black was born to Canadian parents in Southern California during the 1950s. He has a wife, Nanette and two daughters. His older daughter presently attends college and plays while his younger is a freshman in high school and accomplished gymnast[citation needed].

He and his wife Nanette Steffen, have two daughters, Jamie and Jessie, and make their home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, [2]

See also


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dick Pole
Anaheim Angels Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Mike Butcher
Preceded by
Bruce Bochy
San Diego Padres Managers
Succeeded by

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