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COACHING CAREER: Bud Black enters his first season as manager of the Colorado Rockies, his 10th season overall as a Major League manager … becomes the seventh manager in Colorado Rockies franchise history … Black spent the 2016 season as the special assistant to the general manager with the Los Angeles Angels … 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 he compiled a 649-713 record (.477) … his 649 managerial wins are second-most in Padres history … is the second manager in Major League History to record 600 wins as a manager and 100 wins as a pitcher (Clark Griffith; 1,491 wins as manager, 237 as a pitcher) … Black was 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 … before joining the Padres organization, Black 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 … prior to his time with the Angels, he 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: Black played in parts of 15 seasons with Seattle (1981), Kansas City (1982-88), Cleveland (1988-90, 1995), Toronto (1990) and San Francisco (1991-94) … 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 famous George Brett pine-game … Black 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 … he also 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 and Jessie, and currently reside during the season in Castle Pines, Colo. … born in San Mateo, Calif., he is a graduate of Mark Morris High School in Longview, Wash., where he also attended and played two seasons of college baseball at Lower Columbia Junior College (1976-77) … 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 … while playing at SDSU, Black was a teammate of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn … was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round of the 1979 First-Year Player Draft.

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