Club finished with a 76-86 record in fourth place in the NL West...guided the Padres to a 42-33 (.560) record in the second half, the 10th-best second half record in the Majors and sixth-best in the NL...the club boasted the biggest improvement of all Major League clubs after the All-Star Break...on 11/19, it was announced that the Padres exercised club options on Black's contract for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Club finished with a 71-91 record in fifth place in the NL West...the Padres boasted the third-best team ERA in the Majors with a 3.42 mark and the seventh-best opponent batting average...the club also led the Majors with 170 stolen bases, the most for the Padres since 1999.
Managed the Padres to a 90-72 record in 2010, the most wins by San Diego since they won a franchise-record 98 contests in 1998...named NL Manager of the Year by the BBWAA following the season, edging Cincinnati's Dusty Baker by one point...San Diego posted the fifth-best record in the National League while going 45-36 both at home and on the road...road record tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the best mark in the National League and tied for second in all of baseball behind the Tampa Bay Rays...the Padres posted a 28-20-4 series record, including nine series sweeps...they went 28-20 in one-run games and 17-11 in games decided in the last at-bat...San Diego boasted a 3.39 team ERA that ranked second in the National League, while leading the NL in both home (2.90) and relief (2.78) ERA....club tossed a franchise-record-tying 20 shutouts, equaling the mark set by Black's 2007 squad...the club led the NL with a franchise-record .988 fielding percentage...named to Charlie Manuel's All-Star coaching staff, his third All-Star coaching assignment (2003 and 2008)...on 7/19, it was announced that the Padres extended Black's contract through the 2013 season with club options for the 2014 and 2015 campaigns.
Club finished with a 75-87 mark in fourth place...guided the Padres to a 39-35 record after the All-Star break, making the Padres one of just three clubs to finish over .500 in the second half after playing sub-.500 ball in the first half...record after the All-Star break ranked tied for 11th in the Majors and tied for seventh in the National League.
In his second season as the club's manager, San Diego finished with a 63-99 record and in fifth place in the NL West...named to NL manager Clint Hurdle's All-Star coaching staff on 5/16 and served at the 79th Midsummer Classic at Yankee Stadium on 7/15...collected his 100th career managerial win 4/30 at PHI, becoming the 10th Padres manager to reach the 100-win plateau.
Named the 16th manager in franchise history on 11/9/06...led the Padres to an 89-74 record in 2007, his first year at the helm...the 89 wins were the most for the club since San Diego won a franchise-record 98 contests in 1998...posted the best winning percentage (.546) for a first-year manager (minimum 50 games) since Ken Macha with Oakland (.593, 96-66) and Bob Melvin with Seattle (.574, 93-69) in 2003 (Elias Sports Bureau)...the last NL manager with a winning percentage that high in his first year was Bob Brenly for Arizona (.568, 92-70) in 2001...additionally, San Diego had the NL's best winning percentage in the first half (.563, 49-38), making him only the fifth rookie manager in the last 50 years to lead a team to its league's best record at the break, joining Sparky Anderson (1970 Reds), Bill Virdon (1972 Pirates), Dusty Baker (1993 Giants) and Bob Melvin (2003 Mariners).
CITY OF ANGELS:
Named the Angels pitching coach on 11/23/99...in his seven years in that position, the Angels posted a 4.17 ERA...under his direction, the Angels team ERA ranked among the top five in the American League on five occasions...LAA tied a franchise record with 1,164 strikeouts in 2006, matching the mark established by his 2004 staff...in 2005, the Angels posted a 3.68 ERA (598 ER/1464.1 IP) led by American League Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon, marking the best performance for the club since 1989 (3.24)...the 2002 World Champion Angels finished with a 3.69 ERA (595 ER/1452.1 IP), going 99-63 (.611) while holding opponents to a .247 average (1,345-for-5,453)...pitchers who made their Major League debut during his tenure with the Angels include starting pitchers John Lackey, Ervin Santana and Jered Weaver, and relievers Francisco Rodriguez, Scot Shields, Derrick Turnbow and Brendan Donnelly.
Spent four years in the Cleveland Indians organization as Special Assistant to General Manager John Hart (1996-97, 99) and pitching coach for Triple-A Buffalo (1998).
Pitched 15 years in the Major Leagues with the Seattle Mariners (1981), Kansas City Royals (1982-88), Indians (1988-90, 95), Toronto Blue Jays (1990) and San Francisco Giants (1991-94)...the left-hander compiled a 121-116 (.511) career record with 32 complete games, 12 shutouts, 11 saves and a 3.84 ERA (876 ER/2053.1 IP) in 398 Major League games (296 starts)...played on two American League Championship teams with the Royals, winning the World Series with the 1985 club...when named Padres manager after the 2006 season, became only the third individual over the last 40 years to have won at least 100 games as a pitcher and serve as a Major League manager (Elias Sports Bureau)...originally signed by the Mariners as a 17th-round pick in the 1979 June Free Agent Draft...made his Major League debut on 9/5/81 at BOS (with SEA).
Harry Ralston Black...he and his wife, Nanette Steffen, have two daughters, Jamie and Jessie, and make their home in Rancho Santa Fe, CA...Jessie is a gymnast at the University of Maryland...is actively involved with many of the Padres community relations programs...with his wife, a pediatric nurse he actively supports Rady Children's Hospital... participated in their "Celebration of Champions" event to benefit the pediatric cancer care unit in each of the last five years and then hosted more than 400 children and families from each event to a ballgame...played two seasons at San Diego State University (1978-79) where he was a teammate of Padres legend Tony Gwynn...1992 inductee into the SDSU Hall of Fame...earned a bachelor's degree in finance in 1979...played baseball at Lower Columbia (WA) Junior College (1976-77)...graduated from Mark Morris High School in Longview, WA, in 1975...son of Harry Black Sr., who played center for the Los Angeles Monarchs of the Pacific Coast Hockey League (1945-48) and led the team in scoring in 1946.