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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
425 9
Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

2
212 47
Trevor Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

3
203 41
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

4
126 56
Jake Peavy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Starting pitcher

5
114 43
Benito Santiago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Catcher

6
130 60
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Third baseman

7
142 59
Ozzie Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

8
94 33
Randy Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
coldharbor612 added Pitcher

9
134 67
Adrian Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Right fielder, First baseman

10
106 52
Goose Gossage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Pitcher

11
73 34
Nate Colbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added First baseman

12
76 31
Garry Templeton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Shortstop

13
86 29
Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Center fielder

14
110 45
Fred McGriff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
First baseman

15
95 38
Gary Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

16
69 25
Rollie Fingers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added Pitcher

17
65 25
Greg Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder

18
60 30
Steve Garvey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
david-choinacky added First baseman

19
61 23
Roberto Alomar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

20
45 30
Terry Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
blueline3 added Catcher

21
45 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
38 23
Andy Benes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

23
46 20
Bruce Bochy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Manager, Catcher

24
43 29
Eric Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

25
41 24
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
51 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
35 24
Dave Dravecky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

28
38 15
Bip Roberts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Second baseman

29
46 23
Heath Bell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

30
32 17
Andy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

31
50 29
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Pitcher

32
39 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
37 11
Wally Joyner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

35
33 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
36 8
Rickey Henderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Left fielder

37
30 6
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Pitcher

38
30 16
Ed Whitson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

39
27 13
Gene Richards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder

40
31 7
Khalil Greene is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

41
21 13
Bruce Hurst is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

42
34 21
Mark Loretta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Second baseman

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
34 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
25 5
Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder

46
24 15
Gene Tenace is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Catcher, First baseman

47
29 32
Chase Headley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder, Third baseman

48
28 21
Mark Davis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Outfielder

49
24 7
Alan Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Outfielder, Second baseman

50
20 4
Jack McKeon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best San Diego Padres of All Time
Manager