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Black receives congrats for reaching 400th win

Black receives congrats for reaching 400th win

Black receives congrats for reaching 400th win
PHILADELPHIA -- Manager Bud Black isn't one to talk about personal accomplishments or achievements, though he did admit Sunday to getting a handful of text messages and well-wishes after getting victory No. 400 on Saturday against the Phillies.

"That was nice," he said.

Black, who has earned all 400 victories with the Padres since being named manager before the 2007 season, had no trouble recalling his first victory, a 7-0 win on Opening Day of 2007 against the Giants in San Francisco as Jake Peavy -- on his way to winning the National League Cy Young Award -- tossed six scoreless innings.

"And [catcher] Josh Bard had four hits," Black said, smiling.

Black has the second-most victories in franchise history, trailing his predecessor, Bruce Bochy, who won 951 games between 1995-2006.

"It's not easy to win a single game, let alone 400," said Padres third baseman Chase Headley, who made his Major League debut in 2007 and has witnessed more victories by Black than any other player on the active roster.

"To win 400 is just another notch for him. I think that there are far more to come."

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