Bud Black

Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957) is an American former professional baseball player, coach, and current manager of the Colorado Rockies. He played in Major League Baseball 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.

Bud Black
Black with the San Diego Padres
Colorado Rockies – No. 10
Pitcher / Manager
Born: June 30, 1957 (age 61)
San Mateo, California
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 5, 1981, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
July 9, 1995, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record121–116
Earned run average3.84
Managerial record827–860
Winning %.490
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Early life

Black is a graduate of Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington.

Playing career


Black played two years at Lower Columbia College in Longview. For his junior and senior years, he played at San Diego State.[1]


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.[2]

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

Between MLB seasons, Black pitched for the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuela Winter League and was a member of the 1982 Caribbean Series champion team.

Coaching/Managerial career

Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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 Padres

In October 2006, Brian Sabean, general manager of the Giants, interviewed Black for the Giants' vacant managerial position.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] He finished with a record of 649 wins and 713 losses.[7]

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.[8] However, it was later reported that he would not be getting the job.[9] Black turned down the Nationals offer, which he considered to be too low.[10]

Return to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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.[11] Black previously served as a pitching coach for the team from 2000-2006.

Colorado Rockies

On November 7, 2016, the Colorado Rockies announced the team had hired Black as its new manager.[12] On April 3, 2017, Black won his Rockies debut, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers on Opening Day, notching his 650th win as a manager.[13]

Managerial record

As of October 7, 2018
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
Colorado Rockies 2017 present 325 178 147 .548 5 1 4 .200
Total 1687 827 860 .490 5 1 4 .200

Personal life

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 math and kinesiology in 2014.

See also


  1. ^ "Bud Black - BR Bullpen". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Mark Morris Baseball Alumni". Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  3. ^ Schulman, Henry (2006-10-19). "Bud Black, Giants hold managerial talk". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  4. ^ Brock, Corey (2010-07-19). "Padres give Black three-year extension". MLB.com. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  5. ^ Brock, Corey (2010-11-17). "Black edges Baker by one for top NL skipper". MLB.com. Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  6. ^ Lin, Dennis (June 15, 2015). "Padres fire manager Bud Black". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Archived from the original on June 15, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Bud Black". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Wagner, James (October 28, 2015). "Nationals expected to name Bud Black next manager". The Washington Post.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Nightengale, Bob (November 2, 2015). "Nationals, Dusty Baker in talks after Bud Black deal hits snag". USA Today. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  11. ^ Calcaterra, Craig (November 25, 2015). "Bud Black rejoins the Angels in a front office role". HardballTalk. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ Armas, Genaro (2017-04-03). "Rockies win in debuts of Black, Holland, beat Brewers 7-5". AP News. Archived from the original on 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2017-04-06.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dick Pole
Anaheim Angels Pitching Coach
Succeeded by
Mike Butcher
1950 St. Louis Browns season

The 1950 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 58 wins and 96 losses.

1952 Detroit Tigers season

The 1952 Detroit Tigers had a record of 50–104 (.325) — the worst record in Tigers' history until the 2003 Tigers lost 119 games. Virgil Trucks became the third pitcher in major league history to throw two no-hitters in one season.

1952 St. Louis Browns season

The 1952 St. Louis Browns season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Browns finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 64 wins and 90 losses. This was the franchise's penultimate season in St. Louis.

1955 Detroit Tigers season

The 1955 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 79–75, 17 games behind the New York Yankees.

1956 Detroit Tigers season

The 1956 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 82–72, 15 games behind the New York Yankees.

1982 Kansas City Royals season

The 1982 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 90 wins and 72 losses.

1984 Kansas City Royals season

The 1984 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 1st in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 78 losses. However, they would lose to the Detroit Tigers in 3 Games in the ALCS. The Tigers would go on to the World Series and defeat the San Diego Padres in 5 Games.

1988 Cleveland Indians season

The 1988 Cleveland Indians season was the 88th season for the franchise. The team, managed by Doc Edwards, finished sixth in the American League East.

Despite its mediocre season, the team had a significant legacy in Major League Baseball in the 21st century. Twenty-five years later, five of the 30 MLB managers at the start of the 2013 season were alumni of the 1988 Indians:

Bud Black, pitcher – San Diego Padres

Terry Francona, first baseman/outfielder – Cleveland Indians

John Farrell, pitcher – Boston Red Sox

Charlie Manuel, hitting coach – Philadelphia Phillies

Ron Washington, utility infielder – Texas RangersThe team also had players who became MLB Broadcasters, coaches, and front office executives:

Scott Bailes, pitcher- fill-in broadcaster for the Cleveland Indians

Tom Candiotti, pitcher- radio color analyst for the Arizona Diamondbacks

Rod Nichols, pitcher- former Philadelphia Phillies bullpen coach, current Iowa Cubs pitching coach

Rick Rodriguez, pitcher- former Oakland Athletics bullpen coach, current Sacramento River Cats

Greg Swindell, pitcher- former Arizona Diamondbacks pregame and postgame analyst. In 2011, Swindell served as the Color commentator for the Little League Southwest Region tournament

Chris Bando, catcher- former Milwaukee Brewers bench and 3rd base coach from 1996–1998

Jay Bell, infielder- former Arizona Diamondbacks bench and hitting coach, former Pittsburgh Pirates hitting coach, former Cincinnati Reds bench coach

Brook Jacoby, infielder- former Cincinnati Reds hitting coach and current Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach

Willie Upshaw, infielder- former San Francisco Giants 1st base coach

Joe Carter, outfielder- former Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs TV analyst

Dave Clark, outfielder- former Pittsburgh Pirates hitting coach, former Houston Astros interim manager, 3rd base coach, and 1st base coach, and currently the Detroit Tigers third base coach

Cory Snyder, outfielder- hitting coach for the Jackson Generals, a Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners

Pat Tabler, outfielder- Toronto Blue Jays TV color analyst

Rod Allen, outfielder- former Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster, current Detroit Tigers television analyst

Dan Firova, catcher- current Washington Nationals bullpen coach

Doug Jones, closer- current pitching coach of the Boise Hawks, the short-season A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies

1988 Kansas City Royals season

The 1988 Kansas City Royals season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Royals finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 84 wins and 77 losses.

1989 Cleveland Indians season

The 1989 Cleveland Indians season was their 89th season in the American League. For the 3rd consecutive season, the Indians had a losing record. The Indians had at least 73 wins for the 2nd consecutive season.

1991 San Francisco Giants season

The 1991 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 109th season in Major League Baseball, their 34th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 32nd at Candlestick Park. The team finished in fourth place in the National League West with a 75-87 record, 19 games behind the Atlanta Braves.

Andy Fletcher (umpire)

Andrew Jay Fletcher (born November 17, 1966) is an umpire in Major League Baseball, wearing number 49. Fletcher worked in the National League in 1999 and has worked across both major leagues since 2000. Fletcher has appeared in one Major League Baseball All-Star Game and in one World Baseball Classic. He's been involved in just one postseason game, which is the worst postseason-to-regular season ratio for an MLB umpire.

Bud Black (right-handed pitcher)

William Carroll Black (July 9, 1932 – October 2, 2005) was a professional baseball pitcher. He played parts of three seasons in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers.

Black was signed by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1950, then traded to the Tigers in a multi-player deal on August 14, 1952. In all he appeared in 10 games, five as a starter, won two, lost three, pitched 32 innings, and had an earned run average of 4.22.

Jeff Salazar

Jeffrey Dewan Salazar (born November 24, 1980) is a former American professional baseball outfielder. He made his major league debut on September 7, 2006.

Salazar was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Colorado Rockies on March 28, 2007. He was recalled by the Diamondbacks on July 6, 2007, after struggling outfielder Carlos Quentin was sent down. Salazar was batting .301 with eight home runs and 50 RBI with the Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders at the time of his recall.

Salazar was non-tendered following the 2008 season, and became a free agent. He signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 22, 2008. In October 2009 Salazar was granted free agency.

On January 15, 2010, Salazar signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles with an invite to spring training. Salazar became a free agent after the season ended.Salazar signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on December 23, 2010.

On February 14, 2012, Salazar signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays with an invite to spring training. He was released during the All-Star Break on July 10.

On December 22, 2016, it was announced that the Colorado Rockies signed Salazar as their Assistant Hitting Coach at the Major League level for the 2017 season under new manager Bud Black.

List of Colorado Rockies managers

The Colorado Rockies are members of Major League Baseball (MLB) and based in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies have had seven managers since their founding in 1993. The Rockies first manager was Don Baylor, who led the team for six seasons and qualified for the playoffs once. Former manager Clint Hurdle led the franchise in wins and losses; Hurdle led the Rockies to the playoffs in 2007 in which the franchise was defeated in the World Series.

List of Kansas City Royals Opening Day starting pitchers

The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Kansas City, Missouri. They play in the American League Central division. The first game of the new baseball season for a team is played on Opening Day, and being named the Opening Day starter is an honor, which is often given to the player who is expected to lead the pitching staff that season, though there are various strategic reasons why a team's best pitcher might not start on Opening Day. The Kansas City Royals have used 23 different Opening Day starting pitchers in their 48 seasons. The 23 starters have a combined Opening Day record of 13 wins, 20 losses and 15 no decisions. No decisions are only awarded to the starting pitcher if the game is won or lost after the starting pitcher has left the game.

The Kansas City Royals began to play in 1969. Wally Bunker was the Royals’ first Opening Day starting pitcher on April 8, 1969 against the Minnesota Twins. The Royals have played in two home ball parks. They played in Municipal Stadium from 1969 through 1972. They played three Opening Day games at Municipal Stadium, winning twice and losing once. The Royals’ starting pitchers received no decisions in both of the wins, leaving their record in Opening Day starts at Municipal Stadium no wins, one loss and two no decisions. They moved to Royals Stadium, which was subsequently renamed Kauffman Stadium, 1973. They have played 20 Opening Day games there, and their starting pitchers have eight wins and eight losses with four no decisions. This makes their record at home in Opening Day games eight wins and nine losses with six no decisions. In Opening Day games on the road, their starting pitchers have a record of four wins and eleven losses with eight no decisions.Kevin Appier has most Opening Day starts for the Royals, with seven, including six in a row from 1992 to 1997. He has a record of 1–4 with two no decisions in those starts. The other Royal pitchers who have made at least three Opening Day starts are Dennis Leonard with four, and Paul Splittorff, Bud Black, Bret Saberhagen, Jeff Suppan and Gil Meche with three apiece. Bunker, Dick Drago, Steve Busby, Larry Gura and James Shields have each made two Opening Day starts for the Royals.Black, who has two wins as an Opening Day starting pitcher, is the only Royals pitcher who has won more than one Opening Day start. Black had a record in Opening Day starts of 2–1. Only two Royals pitchers had more than one loss in Opening Day starts, Kevin Appier with four losses and Dennis Leonard with three.The Royals played in the World Series in 1980, 1985, 2014 and 2015, winning in 1985 and 2015. Leonard, Black, Shields and Ventura were the Opening Day starting pitchers in 1980, 1985, 2014 and 2015 respectively, when the Royals played in the World Series, and they had a combined Opening Day record of 2–1 with one no decision.

List of Major League Baseball managers by wins

This article contains a list of all Major League Baseball managers with at least 1,000 career regular-season wins, as well as a list of managers who have regular season win percentages greater than .538. Both lists are current through the end of the 2018 season.

Connie Mack, who managed the Philadelphia Athletics for 50 years, is the all-time leader in both wins and losses. Due to their length of service, seven of the top ten managers (in wins) also appear in the top ten in losses.

Bruce Bochy is the active wins leader with 1,926 managed wins. The active manager closest to surpassing 1,000 wins is Bud Black, who has 827 wins and 860 losses (a .490 record).

The only managers with over 1,000 losses but fewer than 1,000 wins are Terry Collins, who has 995 wins and 1,017 losses (a .495 record) and Phil Garner, who has 985 wins and 1,054 losses (a .483 record).

Ron Gideon

Ronnie Dwayne Gideon (born January 13, 1964, in Tyler, Texas) is an American professional baseball coach and manager. In 2017, he will spend his first season in Major League Baseball on the coaching staff of Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black.In his playing days (1984–90), Gideon was a first baseman and pitcher in the minor league organizations of the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. He batted .250 over his career—slugging 25 home runs in his best season, 1987 with the Class A Lynchburg Mets—and losing four of five decisions with an earned run average of 2.97 on the mound. He threw and batted left-handed, standing 6 feet 2 inches (1.9 m) tall and weighing 200 pounds (91 kg).Gideon became a coach and instructor in the Mets' system after his retirement as a player, and managed in the minor leagues from 1993 to 2005, joining the Rockies' system in 1996. He managed at every level but Triple-A before moving to the field coordinator of instruction post for the Rockies in 2006. On May 29, 2009, Gideon was also named manager of the Tulsa Drillers of the Double-A Texas League, part of a chain reaction of promotions in the Rockies' organization that followed the firing of Colorado pilot Clint Hurdle. Hurdle was replaced by Jim Tracy as Colorado's MLB manager, Triple-A skipper Tom Runnells became Tracy's bench coach, Tulsa manager Stu Cole took over Runnells' Colorado Springs Sky Sox, and Gideon took the reins in Tulsa.

During the 2010 baseball season, Gideon continued to hold the twin posts of Tulsa manager and field coordinator, but was strictly the Rockies' field coordinator in 2011–12. In 2013, he was named the "development supervisor " of the Rockies' Short Season-A affiliate, the Tri-City Dust Devils. In February 2013, the Rockies announced an innovation to their minor league system, appointing a development supervisor at all levels of their organization; Gideon's role as player development supervisor was to "work with the manager, staffs and players to make sure that the Rockies' development philosophies are being carried out and communication and team building take place."Gideon now lives in Hallsville, Texas with his family.

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