Bruce Bochy managed the Padres for 12 consecutive seasons.
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. The team is owned by Ron Fowler, and Josh Byrnes is their general manager.
There have been 16 managers for the Padres franchise. 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, is the franchise's all-time leader for the highest playoff winning percentage with .400. Williams and Bochy are the only managers to have won an NL Championship with the Padres, in 1984 and 1998 respectively. Bochy and Black are the only managers to have won a Manager of the Year Award with the Padres, in 1996 and 2010. Greg Riddoch, Bud Black, and Jerry Coleman have spent their entire managing careers with the Padres; Black has been the manager of the Padres since 2007.
PETCO Park has been the home of the Padres since 2004.
||Number of managers[a]
||Regular-season games managed
||Regular-season winning percentage
||Playoff games managed
||Playoff winning percentage
||Spent entire MLB managing career with the Padres
||Elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager
Don Zimmer managed the Padres for two seasons.
Bud Black has been the manager of the Padres since 2007.
Note: Statistics are correct as of the end of the 2012 season.
- 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.