Bud Black Biography

December 30, 2019
First published on:December 30, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Bud Black

Birth Name Harry Ralston
Birth Place San Mateo, California
Famous Name Bud Black
Birth Date June 30, 1957
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $1 million
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 175 lb (79) kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession MLB Manager
Currently Working For Colorado Rockies
University attended San Diego State University
School attended Longview high school
Married to Nanette Steffen
Religion Christian

Harry Ralston "Bud" Black popular as Bud Black is an American professional baseball manager and former player who is currently serving as manager of Colorado Rockies. Before that, he served as manager for the teams like San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In the late 80's he used to be the pitcher of the teams like Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians.

Raised in athlete family where his father used to be a professional hockey player and his mom was a skater, he was born on June 30, 1957, in  San Mateo, California. He completed his high school education from Longview, Washington and in 1979 and later on, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in management from San Diego State University.

Net Worth and Salary

Former MLB pitcher recently extended his contract with Colorado Rockie for three years, where he is currently serving as a manager. Through his contract, he is receiving $2 million as an annual salary.

He has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as per 2020.

Bud Black Signing $10 million Worth Contract with Colorado Rockie SOURCE: Facebook @coachbud

He was listed as the 13th highest paid manager of MLB with the annual salary of $1.5 million in 2018 while Los Angeles Angels' Mike Scioscia, Chicago Cubs' Joe Maddon, and San Francisco Giants' Bruce Bochy were the top-paid coaches.

He used to serve for San Diego Padres in 2007 as a manager, where he used to gain $1 million for one season, and while being a manager for  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim between 2000–2006, his salary was at around $923,8764.

He also had a long-time record of playing baseball in the major league as a player and through his playing career, he must have earned between $2 million to $3.5  million.

Aerial view of Bud Black's house SOURCE: virtualglobetrotting

Black owns a house in Rancho Santa Fe, California, where he currently resides with his family. He bought the 6,049 sq ft home for $1.595 million in 1999. The house has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

Married to Nanette Steffen

The famous MLB figure Bud is married to Nanette Steffen. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on February 9, 1985. The couple seems to know each other several years before they got married. During their marriage, Bud used to play for San Fransico Giants.

Bud Black with her wife Nanette Steffen SOURCE: Facebook @coachbud

Nanette Steffen was born in Contra Costa on May 30, 1957, California, and she is a pediatric ICU nurse in San Francisco, California.

Bud Black and his lovely wife Nanette Steffen have two beautiful children, Jamie Black, and Jessie Black.

Jamie is a graduate of Oregon State University, and nowadays, he is having a career as an interior designer whereas Jessie, on the other hand, a former gymnast at the University of Maryland, graduated in 2014 with a degree in kinesiology and math.

Family Background

The well known MLB coach grew up with his sister in San Mateo, California where he was first introduced to the sports through skating and hockey game. His mom, who was born in Melville, Sask, used to be a skater when she first met with Bud's father.

His father, Harry J. Black Sr., was a hockey player who played for several teams and universities. Bud Black never saw his father, Harry Black, Sr., play hockey. The elder Black’s hockey career was over long before his son was born in 1957.

In one of his interview in the remembrance of his father he said,

“He had a great career. He was born in Calgary and raised in Edmonton. He was a hockey player from the time he could walk and lace up a pair of skates. He played junior hockey in the Edmonton area and was one of the better junior players of the 1930s".

Career Summary

Today  Bud Black is known for his skills and exceptional tactics, which he used to win MLB games, but in the beginning, he supposes to have a career in hockey or skating.

Black cleared his high school education from Longview, Washington, and in 1979 he graduated with a bachelor's degree in management from San Diego State University.


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