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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/11/2017
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Location
Denver Athletic Club - Centennial Room

Address
1325 Glenarm Place
Denver
CO


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

img_1559The Denver Forum & Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Proudly Present:

Bud Black – New Manager of the Colorado Rockies

Speaking on: “The Rockies & America’s Game”

12-Noon Luncheon

$35 Per Person

Denver Athletic Club

1325 Glenarm Place

RSVP – TheDenverForum@gmail.com, or by calling, ‪303-832-9030

EVENT SPONSOR – Monarch Investment Management

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Bud Black – Biographical Brief

Bud Black, a longtime baseball man with a rich pitching background, experience managing in the National League West and first-hand knowledge of the travails of playing at Coors Field, was officially named the Rockies manager Monday morning at a news conference.

Black, 59, becomes the seventh manager in franchise history.

“What an opportunity, I thank you guys from the bottom of my heart,” Black said, referring to his new bosses. “It was a great process to get to know you and your baseball operations guys.

“I’m honored to be the Rockies manager. I’ve learned about these men at the top of the organization and their commitment. It was real. I felt that through this process.”

Black takes over for Walt Weiss, who stepped down a day after the 2016 season ended when his contract expired. The Rockies finished 75-87 this season, their best record since 2010. But Black faces a tough task in trying to turn the Rockies into a playoff contender. The Rockies haven’t had a winning season since going 83-79 in 2010 and haven’t been to the postseason since 2009.

General manager Jeff Bridich said, “We look to this man to take us where we want to go. … He shares our excitement for the future of the organization.

“We’re proud to welcome Bud to our family.”

Newly appointed Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black, right, puts on a Colorado Rockies shirt while posing for photographs with Rockies General Manager Jeff Bridich, left, during a press conference inside Coors Field on Nov. 7, 2016 in Denver.

Black is familiar with the Rockies and the NL West, having managed San Diego from 2007-2015, where he went 649-713. He posted a 33-45 record at Coors Field. He was named National League manager of the year in 2010 after the Padres went 90-72. Black also had a 15-year career as a major league pitcher.

The Washington Nationals nearly hired Black after the 2015 season before contract talks broke down. The Nationals then hired Dusty Baker.

Black’s major-league pitching career spanned 15 seasons, after which he became a pitching coach. He was on the staff of the Angels when they won the 2002 World Series.

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