Manager of the Year: Bud Black

San Diego Padres manager Bud Black stretches during the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on September 13, 2010 in Denver. UPI/Gary C. Caskey Photo via Newscom


The San Diego Padres manager Bud Black was announced today as the National League Manager of the Year. Bud Black beat out Reds manager Dusty Baker by 1 point to win the award. Black gathered 16 first place votes, seven second place votes and three third place votes.

Black was able to resurrect the Padre team that was expected to finish dead last in the division. The Padres were able to fight until the final day of the season and was the last team to be eliminated from playoff contention. The team finished with 90 wins.

Congrats Bud Black you deserve the recognition!

Here is the Voting Breakdown:

1st 2nd 3rd Points
Bud Black, San Diego Padres 16 7 3 104
Dusty Baker, Cincinnati Reds 13 12 2 103
Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants 1 4 13 30
Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves 1 4 11 28
Charlie Manuel, Philadelphia Phillies 1 4 3 20
Brad Mills, Houston Astros 1 3

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  • Larry Faria

    It’s a good thing Buddy is so unflappable, it won’t go to his head. In his first season managing in 2007, he finished tied for 4th in MOTY voting. Just 3 years later, at the beginning of 2010, 3 of the other 5 managers to get votes had been fired, including the winner! I’m sure he realizes he’s got a “what have you done for me lately” kind of job.

    • Ernie Padaon

      Buddy seems pretty level headed and seems to be the same steady influence that bochy provided to the team… I think he gets a little more slack on his rope considering the teams that he has been given.