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List of San Diego Padres managers

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 Josh Byrnes is their general manager.[2]

There have been 16 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, Bud Black, and Jerry Coleman have spent their entire managing careers with the Padres;[3] Black has been the manager of the Padres since 2007.


# 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]


Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2012 season.

#[a] Name Term[b] GM W L Win% PGM[5] PW[5] PL[5] PWin%[5] Achievements
1 Gómez, PrestonPreston Gómez 19691972 496 180 316 .363
2 Zimmer, DonDon Zimmer 19721973 304 114 190 .375
3 McNamara, JohnJohn McNamara 19741977 534 224 310 .419
4 Skinner, BobBob Skinner 1977 1 1 0 1.000
5 Dark, AlvinAlvin Dark 1977 113 48 65 .425
6 Craig, RogerRoger Craig 19781979 323 152 171 .471
7 Coleman, JerryJerry Coleman* 1980 163 73 89 .451
8 Howard, FrankFrank Howard 1981 110 41 69 .373
9 Williams, DickDick Williams 19821985 649 337 311 .520 10 4 6 .400 1984 NL Champions[5]
10 Boros, SteveSteve Boros 1986 162 74 88 .457
11 Bowa, LarryLarry Bowa 19871988 208 81 127 .389
12 McKeon, JackJack McKeon 19881990 357 193 164 .541
13 Riddoch, GregGreg Riddoch* 19901992 394 200 194 .508
14 Riggleman, JimJim Riggleman 19921994 291 112 179 .385
15 Bochy, BruceBruce Bochy 19952006 1926 951 975 .494 24 8 16 .333 1996 NL Manager of the Year[6]
1998 NL Champions[5]
16 Black, BudBud Black* 2007–present 973 464 509 .477 2010 NL Manager of the Year[6]


  • 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.



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