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San Diego Padres Manager

By Padres Staff Writer

Bud Black

Bud Black

Bud Black is currently the manager of the San Diego Padres.  He has been managing the team since 2007.  As a player, Bud Black played for 14 years and for 5 different teams.  He is a San Mateo, California native and played at San Diego State University in college.  Bud Black was officially hired on November 8, 2006.  During the 2010 season, the Padres gave Black another three-year extension through 2013, with club options in 2014 and 2015.  Black 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.  Bud Black is considered one of the finest managers in all of baseball and gets the most out of his players.