San Diego Padres Information
The San Diego Padres is also famous for their nickname as "The Friars." They are one of the teams who are competing in the West Division of National League in the most prestigious baseball league in the world, the Major League Baseball. The team joined the Major League Baseball as one of four new expansion teams, along with the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals), the Kansas City Royals, and the Seattle Pilots (now the Milwaukee Brewers). The team’s original team owner was C. Arnholt Smith. The team struggled very hard in their early years. First baseman Nate Colbert was the San Diego's best player during that time. However, Nate Colbert left the team in the year 1974. After the departure of Nate Colbert, Dave Winfield became their new star. Dave Winfield is one of the best baseball players during his time. He played very good since he entered San Diego Padres in the year 1973.
Because of his great skills, Dave Winfield received many awards that include the following:
• 1977 - All Star
• 1978 - All Star
• 1978 - NL MVP (Voting Rank: 10)
• 1979 - NL MVP (Voting Rank: 3)
• 1979 - All-Star
• 1979 - NL Golden Glove Award (OF)
• 1980 - All-Star
• 1980 - NL Golden Glove Award (OF)
• 1981 - AL MVP (Voting Rank: 7)
• 1981 - AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)
• 1981 - All Star
• 1982 - All Star
• 1982 - AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)
• 1982 - AL Golden Glove Award (OF)
• 1983 - All Star
• 1983 - AL MVP (Voting Rank: 7)
• 1983 - AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)
• 1983 - AL Golden Glove Award (OF)
• 1984 - AL MVP (Voting Rank: 8)
• 1984 - All Star
• 1984 - AL Golden Glove Award (OF)
• 1984 - AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)
• 1985 - AL Golden Glove Award (OF)
• 1985 - AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)
• 1985 - All Star
• 1986 - All Star
• 1987 - AL Golden Glove Award (OF)
• 1987 - All Star
• 1988 - All Star
• 1988 - AL MVP (Voting Rank: 4)
• 1990 - Sporting News AL Comeback Player of the Year
• 1992 - Branch Rickey Award
• 1992 - AL Silver Slugger Award (DH)
• 1992 - AL MVP (Voting Rank: 5)
• 1994 - Roberto Clemente Award
• 2001 - Elected to Hall of Fame (435 votes - 84.47%)
• 2006 - Elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame
Although the great years of Dave Winfield are already gone, his works and legacy is still being continued by the San Diego Padre's current players. These team players will soon pave the way for success of their team against their known rivals, which are Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, and St. Louis Cardinals. They are willing to go through any hardship just to make it in the championships. The team roster is as follows:
• 49 Mike Adams
• 21 Heath Bell
• 58 Andrew Brown
• 56 Scott Cassidy
• 45 Justin Hampson
• 52 Clay Hensley
• 51 Trevor Hoffman
• 64 Ryan Ketchner
• 38 Scott Linebrink
• 30 Greg Maddux
• 43 Cla Meredith
• 44 Jake Peavy
• 40 Royce Ring
• 54 Tim Stauffer
• 37 Scott Strickland
• 39 Mike Thompson
• 60 Sean Thompson
• 33 David Wells
• 59 Jared Wells
• 32 Chris Young
• 28 Josh Bard
• 14 Rob Bowen
• 34 Russell Branyan
• 27 Geoff Blum
• 62 Luis Cruz Jr.
• 22 Marcus Giles
• 23 Adrián González
• 3 Khalil Greene
• 5 Kevin Kouzmanoff
• 41 Mike Cameron
• 16 Jose Cruz, Jr.
• 29 Jack Cust
• 24 Brian Giles
• 18 Paul McAnulty
• 8 Terrmel Sledge
• 20 Bud Black
• 48 Darrel Akerfelds (bullpen)
• 36 Darren Balsley (pitching)
• 47 Glenn Hoffman (third base)
• 11 Merv Rettenmund (hitting)
• -- Craig Colbert (bench)
• -- Jim Malone (Strength & Conditioning)
The team of San Diego Padres is currently homed in PETCO Park. The PETCO Park is an open-air stadium that can be found in downtown San Diego, California. It is exactly located at 19 Tony Gwynn Way, San Diego, California 92101. The large multipurpose sports arena was opened on April 8, 2004. Seventy percent of it is currently owned by the City of San Diego, and the remaining 30 percent is owned by the San Diego Padres. The large stadium was designed by HOK Sport. Its construction cost is estimated at up to 450 million dollars. It has a relaxing seating accommodation, with a capacity of 42,445 seats. The PETCO Park has become very famous for hosting different events in San Diego, California. It is one of the outstanding and most entertaining stadiums in the United States today. Along with the relaxing and comfortable seats that it offers, the PETCO Park also offers San Diego Padres or Padres tickets for San Diego Padres' avid fans. Visitors and fans who want to experience the San Diego Padres game live can get their Padres tickets at the outlet inside the PETCO Park.
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