COACHING CAREER: Bud Black is in his third season as manager of the Colorado Rockies, his 12th season overall as a Major League manager … is the seventh manager in Colorado Rockies franchise history ... In 2018 led the Rockies to a second consecutive postseason appearance, marking the first time the Rockies reached the playoffs back-to-back seasons in franchise history ... Named a National League Manager of the Year finalist in 2017 and 2018 ... Spent the 2016 season as special assistant to the general manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ... Prior to joining the Angels front office, Black spent eight seasons and part of a ninth (2007-2015) as the manager of the San Diego Padres where his 649 managerial wins are second most in Padres history ... Named National League Manager of the Year in 2010 after guiding the Padres to a 90-72 record and a second-place finish in the National League West ... Served as the pitching coach for the Angels for seven seasons (2000-06) … during his tenure, the Angles advanced to the playoffs three times and were the 2002 World Series champions ... Previously spent four years in the Cleveland Indians organization as both a special assistant to the general manager (1996-97, 1999) and as a pitching coach for Triple-A Buffalo (1998).
PLAYING CAREER: Played in parts of 15 seasons with Seattle (1981), Kansas City (1982-88), Cleveland (1988-90, 1995), Toronto (1990) and San Francisco (1991-94) ... Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round of the 1979 First-Year Player Draft ... Over his 15 seasons in the Major Leagues, he went 121-116 with a 3.84 ERA … made his Major League debut on Sept. 5, 1981 as a member of the Seattle Mariners ... In 1983, Black was the starting pitcher for the Royals during the "Pine Tar Game." • Won a career-high 17 games in 1984, with a career-low 3.12 ERA, a career-high eight complete games and an American League-best 1.128 WHIP ... Made 33 starts for the 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals, including one start and one relief appearance in the World Series.
PERSONAL: Harry "Bud" Ralston Black … he and his wife Nanette (Nan) have two daughters, Jamie Davis and Jessie … Bud and Nan reside in Castle Pines, Colo., during the season ... Born in San Mateo, Calif., Black is a graduate of Mark Morris High School in Longview, Wash ... Attended and played two seasons of college baseball at Lower Columbia Junior College (1976-77) in Longview … went on to play two seasons at San Diego State University (1978-79), where he earned his bachelor's degree in finance and became a 1992 inductee into the SDSU Aztec Hall of Fame ... At SDSU, Black was a teammate of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.