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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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117 18
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
112 23
Trevor Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Trevor Hoffman Relief pitcher, Pitcher

4
72 23
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Ozzie Smith Shortstop

5
64 26
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Goose Gossage Pitcher

6
67 26
Jake Peavy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Jake Peavy Starting pitcher

7
60 24
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

8
73 34
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Adrian Gonzalez Right fielder, First baseman

9
57 22
Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Benito Santiago Catcher

10
69 20
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Fred McGriff First baseman

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35 12
Nate Colbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Nate Colbert First baseman

12
46 14
Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
coldharbor612 added Randy Jones Pitcher

13
56 19
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Gary Sheffield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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42 10
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added Rollie Fingers Pitcher

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32 9
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added Steve Garvey First baseman

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37 17
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Garry Templeton Shortstop

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46 16
Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Steve Finley Center fielder

18
27 16
Terry Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
blueline3 added Terry Kennedy Catcher

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39 16
Greg Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Greg Vaughn Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

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34 13
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Roberto Alomar Second baseman

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26 13
Eric Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Eric Show Pitcher

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24 12
Andy Benes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Andy Benes Pitcher

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32 9
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added Willie McCovey First baseman

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24 12
Ryan Klesko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Ryan Klesko Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

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21 14
Phil Nevin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Phil Nevin Designated hitter, Outfielder, Catcher

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22 11
Dave Dravecky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Dave Dravecky Pitcher

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27 10
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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32 19
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Kevin Brown Pitcher

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18 11
Andy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Andy Ashby Pitcher

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20 7
Bip Roberts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Bip Roberts Outfielder, Left fielder, Second baseman

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21 7
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
CMCSS03 added John Kruk Outfielder, First baseman

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23 18
Brian Giles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Brian Giles Right fielder, Outfielder

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20 15
Chase Headley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Chase Headley Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

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15 6
Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Bruce Hurst Pitcher

35
20 7
Mark Loretta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Mark Loretta Infielder, Second baseman

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24 18
Heath Bell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Heath Bell Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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16 9
Ed Whitson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Ed Whitson Pitcher

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18 6
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Joe Carter Right fielder, Outfielder

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14 8
Gene Richards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Gene Richards Outfielder

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18 9
Tim Flannery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Tim Flannery Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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16 7
Wally Joyner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wally Joyner First baseman

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12 3
Mike Cameron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Mike Cameron Outfielder, Center fielder

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11 1
Khalil Greene is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Khalil Greene Shortstop, Third baseman

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15 7
Kevin McReynolds is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Kevin McReynolds Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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18 17
Mark Davis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Mark Davis Outfielder

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14 12
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Gene Tenace Catcher, First baseman

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14 3
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Rickey Henderson Left fielder

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11 2
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

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15 10
Greg Harris is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Greg Harris Pitcher

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13 7
Carmelo Martínez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Carmelo Martínez Right fielder, Left fielder, First baseman