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Bud Black #20

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• Named the 16th manager in franchise history on Nov. 9, 2006.

• His 540 managerial wins are the second-most all-time in Padres history, trailing Bruce Bochy (951).

• Won his 500th career game on June 17, 2013 at San just the third manager in Major League history with 500 wins as a manager and 100 wins as a pitcher, joining Hall of Famers Clark Griffith (1,491 wins as manager, 236 as a pitcher) and Walter Johnson (529 wins as manager, 417 wins as a pitcher).

• The Padres exercised club options on Black's contract for the 2014 and 2015 seasons on Nov. 9, 2012.

• The Padres boasted the third-best team ERA in the Majors with a 3.42 mark in 2011.

• Managed the Padres to a 90-72 record in 2010, the most wins by San Diego since a franchise-record 98 in 1998. 

• Named 2010 National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA following the season, edging Cincinnati's Dusty Baker by one point. 

• 45-36 road record in 2010 tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for the best mark in the NL and tied for second in all of baseball behind the Tampa Bay Rays.

• San Diego boasted a 3.39 team ERA in 2010 that ranked second in the NL, 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 in 2010, his third All-Star coaching assignment (2003 and 2008).

• On July 19, 2010, the Padres extended his contract through the 2013 season with club options for the 2014 and 2015 campaigns.

• Named to NL manager Clint Hurdle's 2008 All-Star coaching staff and served at the 79th Midsummer Classic at Yankee Stadium on July 15.

• Led the Padres to an 89-74 record in 2007, his fi rst year at the helm...the 89 wins were the most for the club at the time since San Diego won a franchise-record 98 contests in 1998.

• In 2007, 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 of 2007 (.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).

• Named the Angels pitching coach on November 23, 1999 and served seven seasons from 2000-2006, including the 2002 World Series Champions...advanced to the playoffs on three occasions.

• Under his direction, the Angels team ERA ranked among the top five in the American League on five occasions out of his seven seasons.

• The Angels 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).

• Prior to his time with the Angels, spent four years in the Cleveland Indians organization as both a 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), Cleveland 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 September 5, 1981 at BOS (with SEA).

• Full name is Harry Ralston Black…he and his wife, Nanette Steffen, have two daughters, Jamie and Jessie, and make their home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif...Jessie is a gymnast at the University of Maryland.

• Buddy and Nanette received The Chairman's Award in 2013 that honors a Padres player or coach who best exemplifies the community spirit of the club.

• Buddy and Nanette are 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 Rady's "Celebration of Champions" event to benefi t the pediatric cancer care unit in each of the last six 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 from SDSU 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.

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