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Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957) is an American professional baseball manager and former player who is the manager of the Colorado Rockies. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher from 1981 through 1995, most notably for the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians. He coached the Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2000 through 2006, and managed the San Diego Padres from 2007 through 2015. He was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2010.
|Colorado Rockies – No. 10|
|Pitcher / Manager|
|Born: June 30, 1957|
San Mateo, California
|September 5, 1981, for the Seattle Mariners|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 9, 1995, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Earned run average||3.84|
|Career highlights and awards|
Black pitched fifteen seasons in the majors, most notably for the Kansas City Royals. He won 121 games in his career and was part of the starting rotation for the Royals team that won the 1985 World Series. He also played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants. Black's most productive year was arguably 1984, when he posted a 17–12 record and a 3.12 ERA while leading the league with a 1.13 WHIP.
Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimEdit
Black was the pitching coach of the Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2000-2006 under Manager Mike Scioscia. As the Angels pitching coach, Black won a World Series ring in 2002 against the San Francisco Giants.
San Diego PadresEdit
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. During the 2010 season, the Padres gave Black another three-year extension through 2013, with club options in 2014 and 2015. In 2010, Black presided over the worst collapse in Padres history when they went on a ten-game losing streak with a little over a month left in the season, went 12–16 in September and squandered a 6+1⁄2-game lead over the Giants for the NL West title. Black nonetheless was the winner of the 2010 National League Manager of the Year Award, edging Dusty Baker of the Cincinnati Reds in voting by a single point. Black is only the third former full-time pitcher to win a Manager of the Year Award, joining Tommy Lasorda and Larry Dierker.
On June 15, 2015, Black was fired after eight-plus seasons with the Padres after the team started 2015 at 32–33 and was six games behind in the National League West. He finished with a record of 649 wins and 713 losses.
On October 28, 2015, The Washington Post reported that the Washington Nationals intended to hire Black as their new manager following the 2015 World Series, replacing fired manager Matt Williams. However, it was later reported that he would not be getting the job. Black turned down the Nationals offer, which he considered to be too low.
Return to Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimEdit
On November 25, 2015, it was announced that Black would be returning to the Los Angeles Angels to serve as a special assistant to the new General Manager, Billy Eppler. Black previously served as a pitching coach for the team from 2000 to 2006.
On November 7, 2016, the Colorado Rockies announced the team had hired Black as its new manager. On April 3, 2017, Black won his Rockies debut, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day, notching his 650th win as a manager.
- As of July 31, 2021
|Team||From||To||Regular season record||Postseason record|
|G||W||L||Win %||G||W||L||Win %|
|San Diego Padres||2007||2015||1362||649||713||.477||DNQ|
Black was born to Canadian parents in Northern California. He and his wife, Nanette, a pediatric ICU nurse, have two daughters: Jamie attended Oregon State University and is currently an interior designer; and Jessie, a collegiate gymnast, graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in mathematics and kinesiology in 2014.
- Distinguished Alumni.
- "Bud Black - BR Bullpen". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved June 1, 2010.
- "Mark Morris Baseball Alumni". Retrieved June 1, 2010.
- Schulman, Henry (October 19, 2006). "Bud Black, Giants hold managerial talk". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- Brock, Corey (July 19, 2010). "Padres give Black three-year extension". MLB.com. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
- Brock, Corey (November 17, 2010). "Black edges Baker by one for top NL skipper". MLB.com. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
- Lin, Dennis (June 15, 2015). "Padres fire manager Bud Black". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on November 24, 2015.
- "Bud Black". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- Wagner, James (October 28, 2015). "Nationals expected to name Bud Black next manager". The Washington Post.
- Heyman, Jon (November 2, 2015). "In twist, Nats turn to Dusty Baker, who may get managing job now". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
- Nightengale, Bob (November 2, 2015). "Nationals, Dusty Baker in talks after Bud Black deal hits snag". USA Today. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
- Calcaterra, Craig (November 25, 2015). "Bud Black rejoins the Angels in a front office role". HardballTalk. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
- Armas, Genaro (April 3, 2017). "Rockies win in debuts of Black, Holland, beat Brewers 7–5". AP News. Archived from the original on April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Bud Black managerial career statistics at Baseball-Reference.com
- Bud Black: Behind the Dugout
- Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
- Love of hockey follows from father to son for Bud Black[permanent dead link]