baseball players The Best San Diego Padres of All Time

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This is a list of the greatest San Diego Padres players in team history. Besides beautiful weather and a ballpark that's considered one of the best in all of baseball, the San Diego Padres haven't had a lot going for them in the club's history. But when the team has had success, it usually means either a division title or a deep playoff run. The Padres have won the NL West five times and have played in two World Series. Unfortunately for the Padres, they ran into buzzsaws in the form of the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and one of the greatest New York Yankees teams of all time in 1998. That being said, a lot of great players have spent their best years in San Diego, despite their lack of winning history.

The Padres can count one of the best hitters of all time as their own. For 20 years, Tony Gwynn was one of the steadiest hitters in all of baseball, which cemented him as one of the greatest Padres ever. While he didn't swing the most powerful bat, Gwynn could be counted on to hit well over .300 for most of his career. He won eight NL batting titles in his career and had a chance to reach baseball immortality in 1994 when he was knocking on the door of hitting .400 before the player's strike ruined that. Gwynn was a 15-time All Star and was elected into the Hall of Fame in 2007, receiving an eyeopening 97.6 percent of the vote, one of the highest in Hall of Fame history.

This is a list of the Greatest San Diego Padres of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.

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Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Tony Gwynn Right fielder, Outfielder

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Trevor Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Trevor Hoffman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder Outfielder

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Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Ozzie Smith Shortstop

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Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

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Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

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Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

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Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

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Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Benito Santiago Catcher

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Jake Peavy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Jake Peavy Starting pitcher

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Nate Colbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Nate Colbert First baseman

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Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Randy Jones Pitcher

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Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Rollie Fingers Pitcher

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Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Garry Templeton Shortstop

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Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Steve Finley Center fielder

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Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder Outfielder

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Terry Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Terry Kennedy Catcher

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Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Willie McCovey First baseman

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Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Steve Garvey First baseman

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Andy Benes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Andy Benes Pitcher

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Greg Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Greg Vaughn Designated hitter, Outfielder Left fielder

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Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Roberto Alomar Second baseman

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Dave Dravecky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Dave Dravecky Pitcher

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Eric Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Eric Show Pitcher

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Phil Nevin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Phil Nevin Designated hitter, Outfielder Catcher

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Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Ryan Klesko Outfielder, Left fielder First baseman

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Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Bruce Bochy Manager, Catcher

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Mark Loretta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Mark Loretta Infielder, Second baseman

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Ed Whitson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Ed Whitson Pitcher

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Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Bruce Hurst Pitcher

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Bip Roberts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Bip Roberts Outfielder, Left fielder Second baseman

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John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
John Kruk Outfielder, First baseman

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Andy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Andy Ashby Pitcher

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Tim Flannery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Tim Flannery Infielder, Second baseman Third baseman

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Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Kevin Brown Pitcher

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Khalil Greene is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Khalil Greene Shortstop, Third baseman

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Brian Giles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Brian Giles Right fielder, Outfielder

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Dave Roberts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Dave Roberts First baseman

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Kevin McReynolds is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Kevin McReynolds Outfielder, Left fielder Center fielder

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Gene Richards is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Gene Richards Outfielder

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Carmelo Martínez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Carmelo Martínez Right fielder, Left fielder First baseman

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Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

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Chase Headley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Chase Headley Outfielder, Left fielder Third baseman

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Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Joe Carter Right fielder, Outfielder

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Heath Bell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Heath Bell Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Wally Joyner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Wally Joyner First baseman

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Greg Harris is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Greg Harris Pitcher

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Will Venable is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Will Venable Right fielder, Outfielder Center fielder

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Mark Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Mark Davis Outfielder

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Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder