Sport: Rockies manager Bud Black earns 1,000th career victory

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Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black accomplished something on Sunday that only 65 other managers in MLB history have achieved.

Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black © John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black

Per Nick Groke of The Athletic, Black is just the eighth active manager to get to the 1,000-victory benchmark and is the first to reach the mark since Joe Girardi did it with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2020. The Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-4 on Sunday.

The man at the helm in Colorado is now tied with longtime Phillies manager Charlie Manuel on the all-time wins list and is nine victories away from passing Chuck Dressen. Black was signed to a one-year contract extension in February.

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Black is the Rockies' most successful manager in franchise history in terms of winning percentage, as he entered Sunday with a 350-360 mark with the club (.493). He started his managerial career in 2007 with the San Diego Padres and stayed with the team for eight-plus seasons.

Despite finishing 89-74 in his debut campaign in San Diego and 90-72 in 2010 — a season for which he won the NL Manager of the Year Award — the Padres failed to make the postseason during Black's run with the organization. He was fired from his job in June 2015 and hired by the Los Angeles Angels as a special assistant to the general manager in November of that year.

The Rockies hired Black as their manager in November 2016.

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