The Best San Diego Padres Of All Time

List Rules
Please only rank the players based on their time with the Padres

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.

Ranked by
  • Tony Gwynn
    Right fielder, Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Trevor Hoffman
    Relief pitcher, Pitcher
    • Birthplace: Bellflower, California, United States of America
  • Dave Winfield
    Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
  • Fernando Tatis Jr.
    • Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
  • Manny Machado
    Shortstop, Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida
  • Garry Templeton
    • Birthplace: Lockney, Texas
  • Steve Finley
    Center fielder
    • Birthplace: Union City, Tennessee
  • Benito Santiago
    • Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Rickey Henderson
    Left fielder
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Randy Jones
    • Birthplace: Fullerton, California
  • Fred McGriff
    First baseman
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida
  • Jake Peavy
    Starting pitcher
    • Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama
  • Roberto Alomar
    Second baseman
    • Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Gary Sheffield
    Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
    • Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America
  • Ken Caminiti
    Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Hanford, California
  • Nate Colbert
    First baseman
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Greg Vaughn
    Designated hitter, Outfielder, Left fielder
    • Birthplace: Sacramento, California
  • Adrian Gonzalez
    First baseman
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California
  • Dick Williams
    Manager, Outfielder, Left fielder
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Rollie Fingers
    • Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio, United States of America
  • Goose Gossage
    • Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Bruce Bochy
    Manager, Catcher
    • Birthplace: Bussac-Forêt, France
  • Ozzie Smith
    • Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America
  • Khalil Greene
    Shortstop, Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Kevin Brown
    • Birthplace: Milledgeville, Georgia