Bud Black

Bud Black

About Bud Black

Harry Ralston 'Bud' Black (born June 30, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher and current manager of the San Diego Padres. Black is a graduate of Mark Morris High School in Longview, Washington. Black played two years at Lower Columbia College in Longview. For his junior and senior years, he played at San Diego State. Black pitched fifteen seasons in the majors, most notably for the Kansas City Royals, winning 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 professionally for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants. Black was the starting pitcher for the Royals during the famous George Brett pine tar incident, and was the pitcher that gave up Reggie Jackson's 500th career home run. Black was the pitching coach of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2000-2006 under Manager Mike Scioscia.

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