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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.
list ordered by

1
417 7
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

2
206 44
Trevor Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

3
195 40
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

4
122 53
Jake Peavy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Starting pitcher

5
126 57
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Third baseman

6
111 41
Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Catcher

7
89 31
Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
coldharbor612 added Pitcher

8
135 57
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

9
133 64
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Right fielder, First baseman

10
103 49
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Pitcher

11
70 32
Nate Colbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added First baseman

12
73 29
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

13
83 27
Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Center fielder

14
106 42
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
First baseman

15
91 35
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
64 24
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added Pitcher

17
64 24
Greg Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
59 28
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman

19
58 22
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

20
43 30
Terry Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
blueline3 added Catcher

21
43 24
Phil Nevin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Outfielder, Catcher

22
37 22
Andy Benes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

23
43 28
Eric Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

24
43 20
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Manager, Catcher

25
40 23
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

26
47 24
Willie McCovey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman

27
34 24
Dave Dravecky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

28
31 17
Andy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

29
36 15
Bip Roberts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Second baseman

30
44 23
Heath Bell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

31
48 29
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Pitcher

32
37 17
John Kruk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, First baseman

33
40 30
Brian Giles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

34
36 10
Wally Joyner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

35
32 10
Joe Carter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

36
29 16
Ed Whitson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

37
31 7
Khalil Greene is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

38
33 8
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Left fielder

39
28 6
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Pitcher

40
20 13
Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

41
33 21
Mark Loretta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Second baseman

42
25 13
Gene Richards is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

43
29 11
Kevin McReynolds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

44
33 16
Tim Flannery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

45
29 30
Chase Headley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

46
22 5
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

47
27 21
Mark Davis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Outfielder

48
22 15
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman

49
23 7
Alan Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Outfielder, Second baseman

50
22 12
Mike Cameron is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder