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

• His 617 managerial wins are the second-most all-time in Padres history, trailing only Bruce Bochy (951).

• Won his 600th career game on August 24, 2014 at Arizona…is just the second manager in Major League history with 600 wins as a manager and 100 wins as a pitcher, with the only other to do so Hall of Famer Clark Griffith (1,491 wins as manager, 237 as a pitcher)…Hall of Famer Walter Johnson is the only other to have 500 wins as a manager and 100 as a pitcher (529 wins as manager, 417 wins as a pitcher).

• Won his 500th career game on June 17, 2013 at San Francisco. • The Padres exercised club options on Black's contract for the 2014 and 2015 seasons on November 9, 2012.

• The Padres recorded the fourth-best team ERAin the Majors and second-best in franchise history with a 3.27 ERAin 2014, behind only the 1971 club's 3.22 ERA…the 2014 squad's 1,284 strikeouts were also second-most in team history behind 2010's 1,295 strikeouts…the 2014 team's 3.56 runs per game allowed was the lowest mark in team history.

• Led the 2014 team to a 48-33 record at home, a club record for Petco Park and third-best home record in team history behind the 1998 (54-27) and 1978 (50-31) squads.

• 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.

• The 2010 club's 45-36 road record 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 2014 and 2015.

• 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 first 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…during his tenure, the Angels were 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).

• Pitched on the 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals team…also on the 1984 Royals team that made it the American League Championship Series.

• 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.

• 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 benefit the pediatric cancer care unit in each of the last seven 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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