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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, whether the top Padres pitchers or top hitters. 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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  • Right fielder, Outfielder
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    40

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Anthony Keith Gwynn Sr. (May 9, 1960 – June 16, 2014), nicknamed "Mr. Padre", was an American professional baseball right fielder, who played 20 seasons (1982–2001) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for  ...more
  • Relief pitcher, Pitcher
    443
    79

    BirthplaceBellflower, California, United States of America

    Trevor William Hoffman (born October 13, 1967) is an American former baseball relief pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1993 to 2010. A long-time closer, he pitched for  ...more
  • Designated hitter, Right fielder
    384
    80

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder. He is the special assistant to the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players  ...more

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  • First baseman
    201
    63

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Frederick Stanley McGriff (born October 31, 1963) is an American former professional baseball first baseman, who played for six Major League Baseball (MLB) teams from 1986 through 2004. A  ...more
  • 167
    49

    BirthplaceLockney, Texas

    Garry Lewis Templeton (born March 24, 1956), is an American former professional baseball player and minor league manager. He played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis  ...more
  • 202
    64

    BirthplaceFullerton, California

    Randall Leo Jones (born January 12, 1950), nicknamed "Junkman", is an American former professional baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres and New  ...more
  • Second baseman
    151
    46

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

    Roberto "Robbie" Alomar Velázquez (; Spanish pronunciation: [aloˈmaɾ]; born February 5, 1968) is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball (MLB) player who played for the San Diego Padres, Toronto  ...more
  • Center fielder
    173
    56

    BirthplaceUnion City, Tennessee

    Steven Allen Finley (born March 12, 1965) is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder. He was a two-time All-Star (1997, 2000), World Series champion (2001), and five-time Gold Glove Award  ...more
  • Manager, Outfielder
    74
    21

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Richard Hirschfeld Williams (May 7, 1929 – July 7, 2011) was an American left fielder, third baseman, manager, coach and front office consultant in Major League Baseball. Known especially as a  ...more

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  • Third baseman
    69
    16

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Graig Nettles (born August 20, 1944), nicknamed "Puff", is an American former Major League Baseball third baseman. During a 22-year baseball career, he played for the Minnesota Twins (1967–1969),  ...more
  • 227
    80

    BirthplacePonce, Puerto Rico

    Benito Santiago Rivera (born March 9, 1965), is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball catcher, who played for twenty seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). Although he played for ten different  ...more
  • Designated hitter, Outfielder
    130
    42

    BirthplaceSacramento, California

    Gregory Lamont Vaughn (born July 3, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1989–96), San Diego Padres (1996–98), Cincinnati Reds (1999), Tampa Bay  ...more
  • Outfielder, Second baseman
    71
    18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Alan Anthony Wiggins (February 17, 1958 – January 6, 1991) was an American professional baseball player. He was a second baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres  ...more
  • Left fielder
    129
    28

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Rickey Nelson Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958) is an American retired professional baseball left fielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for nine teams from 1979 to 2003, including  ...more
  • Relief pitcher, Pitcher
    46
    11

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Craig Lindsay Lefferts (born September 29, 1957) is a former relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers and California Angels  ...more
  • 121
    10
    Fernando Gabriel Tatís Medina (born January 2, 1999) (nicknamed "El Niño") is a Dominican professional baseball shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Originally signed by  ...more

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  • 144
    48

    BirthplaceSteubenville, Ohio, USA

    Roland Glen Fingers (born August 25, 1946) is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. Fingers pitched in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics (1968–76), San Diego Padres  ...more
  • Starting pitcher
    247
    99

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Jacob Edward Peavy (born May 31, 1981) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox and  ...more
  • Shortstop, Third baseman
    88
    14

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Manuel Arturo Machado (born July 6, 1992) is a Dominican-American professional baseball third baseman and shortstop for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Very highly recruited from  ...more
  • Designated hitter, Right fielder
    160
    58

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968) is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder who played with eight teams from 1988 to 2009. He currently works as a sports agent. For most  ...more
  • Pitcher
    80
    27

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    Andrew Jason Ashby (born July 11, 1967) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, and  ...more
  • Starting pitcher
    51
    14

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Christopher Ryan Young (born May 25, 1979) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who is currently MLB Vice President of On-Field Operations. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB)  ...more

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  • 53
    17

    BirthplaceSouth Amboy, New Jersey

    John Aloysius McKeon (; born November 23, 1930), nicknamed "Trader Jack," is an American former Major League Baseball manager and front-office executive. In 2003, at age 72, he won a World Series as  ...more
  • First baseman
    147
    58

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Nathan Colbert Jr. (born April 9, 1946), is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a first baseman for the Houston Astros (1966, 1968), San Diego  ...more
  • Third baseman
    238
    99

    BirthplaceHanford, California

    Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman who spent fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Houston Astros (1987–1994, 1999–2000), San  ...more

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