List of San Diego Padres managers

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The San Diego Padres are a professional baseball franchise based in San Diego, California. They are a member of the National League (NL) West in Major League Baseball (MLB). The team joined MLB in 1969 as an expansion team and have won two NL Championships in 1984 and 1998. The team played their home games at Qualcomm Stadium (formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium) from 1969 to 2003. Starting with the 2004 season, they moved to PETCO Park, where they have played since.[1] The team is owned by Ron Fowler, and A. J. Preller is their general manager.[2]

There have been 19 managers for the Padres franchise.[3] The team's first manager was Preston Gómez, who managed for four seasons. Bruce Bochy is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games managed (1926), the most regular-season game wins (951), the most playoff games managed (24), and the most playoff-game wins (8). Bob Skinner is the Padres' all-time leader for the highest regular-season winning percentage, as he has only managed one game, which he won. Of the managers who have managed a minimum of 162 games (one season), Jack McKeon has the highest regular-season winning percentage with .541, having managed for 357 games. Dick Williams, the only Padres manager to have been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame,[4] is the franchise's all-time leader for the highest playoff winning percentage with .400.[3][5] Williams and Bochy are the only managers to have won an NL Championship with the Padres, in 1984 and 1998 respectively.[5] Bochy and Black are the only managers to have won a Manager of the Year Award with the Padres, in 1996 and 2010.[6] Greg Riddoch and Jerry Coleman have spent their entire managing careers with the Padres.[3]

Key[edit]

PETCO Park has been the home of the Padres since 2004.
# Number of managers[a]
GM Regular-season games managed
W Regular-season wins
L Regular-season losses
Win% Regular-season winning percentage
PGM Playoff games managed
PW Playoff wins
PL Playoff losses
PWin% Playoff winning percentage
* Spent entire MLB managing career with the Padres[3]
Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager[4]

Managers[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as through October 1, 2018.

#[a] Name Term[b] GM W L Win% PGM[5] PW[5] PL[5] PWin%[5] Achievements
1 Preston Gómez 19691972 496 180 316 .363
2 Don Zimmer 19721973 304 114 190 .375
3 John McNamara 19741977 534 224 310 .419
4 Bob Skinner 1977 1 1 0 1.000
5 Alvin Dark 1977 113 48 65 .425
6 Roger Craig 19781979 323 152 171 .471
7 Jerry Coleman* 1980 163 73 89 .451
8 Frank Howard 1981 110 41 69 .373
9 Dick Williams 19821985 649 337 311 .520 10 4 6 .400 1984 NL Champions[5]
10 Steve Boros 1986 162 74 88 .457
11 Larry Bowa 19871988 208 81 127 .389
12 Jack McKeon 19881990 357 193 164 .541
13 Greg Riddoch* 19901992 394 200 194 .508
14 Jim Riggleman 19921994 291 112 179 .385
15 Bruce Bochy 19952006 1926 951 975 .494 24 8 16 .333 1996 NL Manager of the Year[6]
1998 NL Champions[5]
16 Bud Black 20072015 1362 649 713 .477 2010 NL Manager of the Year[6]
17 Dave Roberts 2015 1 0 1 .000
18 Pat Murphy* 2015 96 42 54 .438
19 Andy Green* 2016–present 486 205 281 .422

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of managers of the Padres. Thus, any manager who has two or more separate terms as a manager is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular MLB season.

References[edit]

General
  • "Padres All-Time Managers". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  • "Padres Year-by-year Results". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  • "San Diego Padres History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  • "San Diego Padres Managers". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
Specific
  1. ^ "Padres History". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  2. ^ "Front Office". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  3. ^ a b c d "San Diego Padres Managerial Register". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  4. ^ a b "Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Their Year of Induction". BaseballHallofFame.com. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. Archived from the original on December 6, 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Padres Postseason Results". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
  6. ^ a b c "Manager of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 2008-12-16.