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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
Right fielder, Outfielder Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn, Sr., nicknamed "Mr. Padre", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the San Diego ...more

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Trevor Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher Trevor William Hoffman is an American former baseball relief pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball from 1993 to 2010. A long-time closer, Hoffman pitched for the Florida Marlins, ...more

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Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder David Mark "Dave" Winfield is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder. He is currently special assistant to the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players ...more

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Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
coldharbor612 added Pitcher Randall Leo Jones, nicknamed "Junkman", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He attended Brea-Olinda High School in Brea, California. He attended Chapman University ...more

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Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Third baseman Kenneth Gene Caminiti was an American third baseman who spent fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves. He was the ...more

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Jake Peavy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Starting pitcher Jacob Edward "Jake" Peavy is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres, ...more

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Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Shortstop Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith is a retired American baseball shortstop who played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals from 1978 to 1996. Nicknamed ...more

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Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Catcher Benito Santiago Rivera is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player. He played for twenty seasons as a catcher in Major League Baseball for ten different teams, although his greatest ...more

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Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Right fielder, First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is an American professional baseball player.

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Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Pitcher Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage is a former Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. During a 22-year baseball career, he pitched for nine different teams, spending his best ...more

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Nate Colbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added First baseman Nathan Colbert Jr., is a former American Major League Baseball player who was a first baseman with the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Montreal Expos and Oakland Athletics. ...more

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Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Shortstop Garry Lewis Templeton, nicknamed "Jumpsteady", is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets from 1976 to ...more

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Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
First baseman Frederick Stanley McGriff is a former Major League Baseball player who played for six teams from 1986 through 2004. A power-hitting first baseman, he became a five-time All-Star and led both ...more

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Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Center fielder Steven Allen Finley is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He was a two-time All-Star, World Series champion, and five-time Gold Glove Award winner.

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Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder Gary Antonian Sheffield is an American retired Major League Baseball outfielder. He played with eight teams in the major leagues from 1988 to 2009. He currently works as a sports agent. For most ...more

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Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added Pitcher Roland Glen Fingers is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher. During his 18-year baseball career, he pitched for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers. In ...more

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Greg Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder Gregory Lamont Vaughn is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Colorado Rockies. He was ...more

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Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman Steven Patrick Garvey, nicknamed "Mr. Clean" because of the squeaky clean image he held throughout his career in baseball, is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and ...more

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Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Second baseman Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez is a former Major League Baseball player, regarded highly as a second baseman. During his career, the 12-time All-Star won more Gold Gloves ...more

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Terry Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
blueline3 added Catcher Terrence Edward Kennedy is a former All-Star Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants. Kennedy batted ...more

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Phil Nevin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Catcher Phillip Joseph Nevin is an American professional baseball coach working in the Arizona Diamondbacks system as the manager of the Reno Aces. He spent twelve seasons as a player in Major League ...more

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Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Manager, Catcher Bruce Douglas Bochy is the manager of the San Francisco Giants. Prior to joining the Giants for the 2007 season, Bochy was the manager of the San Diego Padres for twelve seasons. He has led the ...more

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Eric Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher Eric Vaughn Show was a Major League Baseball player who played for most of his career with the San Diego Padres. The pitcher holds the Padres record for most career wins, and he was a member of ...more

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Andy Benes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher Andrew Charles Benes is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. During a 14-year career from 1989 to 2002, Benes played for four different teams: the San Diego Padres, the Seattle ...more

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Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman Ryan Anthony Klesko, is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and corner outfielder, who played for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, and the San Francisco Giants. He attended ...more