San Diego Padres

Chase Headley, Third Base

Chase Headley, third baseman for the San Diego Padres, made his first appearance in the major leagues for the Padres in June, 2007 when he replaced an injured Kevin Kouzmanoff. He played in only 8 games in 2007 and started the 2008 season in the minor leagues. In June, 2008, Headley was called up to the Padres and he played in 91 games for San Diego that season. Headley's best season so far was clearly 2012, when he won both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards for NL third basemen. He also led the league in RBIs.

Bud Black, Manager

Bud Black, manager of the San Diego Padres since 2007, started his baseball career as a pitcher. He first pitched in college and in 1981 began his major league career with the Seattle Mariners. In 15 years in the majors, Black moved around quite a bit, playing for five different teams. His longest time was seven years with the Kansas City Royals from 1982-1988. Black pitched in 398 games for the Mariners, Royals, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, and the San Francisco Giants and ended his playing career in 1994 with a 121-116 win-loss record, .511 win percentage, and a 3.84 ERA.