The San Diego Padres are a baseball team based out of San Diego, California. They are a member club of the National League (NL) West Division in Major League Baseball. The club was founded in 1969. That minor league franchise won the PCL title in 1937, led by 18-year-old Ted Williams, the future Hall-of-Famer who was a native of San Diego. The team's name, Spanish for "fathers", refers to the Spanish Franciscan friars who founded San Diego in 1769. The club has won two NL pennants- in 1984 and 1998. The Padres along with the Los Angles Angels are the two teams that originate from the state of California. They are also know as the “The Pads”, “The Friars”, and the “Slam Diego Padres.”
San Diego Padres: History
The Padres joined the ranks of Major League Baseball in 1969 as one of four new expansion teams, along with the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals), the Kansas City Royals, and the Seattle Pilots (now the Milwaukee Brewers). The Padres have won five National League West titles and have reached the World Series twice, in 1984 and in 1998. They lost both times however. The Padres are fondly called the “Slam Diego Padres” because they became the first team in MLB history to hit a grand slam in four consecutive games.
San Diego Padre’s in the Recent Years
The San Diego Padres won five National League West titles and reached the World Series twice, in 1984 and in 1998. The Padres' main draw during the 1980s and 1990s was hall of famer Tony Gwynn, who won eight league batting titles. They moved into their current stadium, Petco Park, in 2004.
On April 9, 2021 Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter in franchise history against the Texas Rangers. The no-hitter also broke a streak of having gone 8,205 games without throwing one, a major league record. The Padres entered the 2021 season expecting to contend for the World Series and held a playoff position in the Wild Card standings from April to late August. The Padres struggled down the stretch after reaching a season high 66-49 record, going 13-34 the rest of the way. The Padres were eliminated from playoff contention on September 25 and finished the 2021 season with a 79-83 record.
San Diego Padres Team Awards
1984 – National League West Division title
1998 – National League West Division title
1998 – Warren Giles Trophy (National League champion)
2005 – National League West Division title
2006 – National League West Division title
San Diego Padres Post Season History
|Chiacago Cubs W (3-2)
|Detroit Tigers L (1-4)
|St. Louis Cardinals W (3-1)
|Houston Astros W (3-1)
|Atlanta Braves W (4-2)
|New York Yankees L (0-4)
|St. Louis Cardinals L (0-3)
|St. Louis Cardinals L (1-3)
|St. Louis Cardinals W (2-1)
|Los Angeles Dodgers L (0-3)
Current San Diego Padres Roster - MLB 2022
Owner: Peter Seidler
Home Stadium: Petco Park
Manager: Bob Melvin
Bench Coach: Ryan Christenson
Pitching Coach: Ruben Niebla
Hitting Coach: Michael Brdar
Catching Coach: Francisco Cervelli
Batting/Hitting Instructor: Morgan Burkhart
Quality Control: Ryan Flaherty
Bullpen: Ben Fritz
Coaching Assistants: Justin Novak and Heberto Andrade
Senior Advisor: Bryan Price
Third Base: Matt Williams
A. The San Diego Padres are yet to win a World Series title.
A. The San Diego Padres is owned by Peter Seidler.
A. Petco Park is the home stadium for the San Diego Padres.
A. Bob Melvin is the manager of the San Diego Padres.
A. The Swinging Friar is the mascot of the San Diego Padres. It consists of a friar in brown swinging a baseball bat inside a yellow circle.