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San Diego Padres
2019 San Diego Padres season
Established 1969
San Diego Padres logo.svg San Diego Padres logotype.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Retired numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42, 51
  • Midnight blue, white, sand


  • San Diego Padres (1969–present)
Other nicknames
  • The Pad Squad, The Pads, My Padres, The Friars, The Dads
  • PETCO Park (2004–present)
  • Qualcomm Stadium (1969–2003)
    • a.k.a. Jack Murphy Stadium (1980–1997)
    • a.k.a. San Diego Stadium (1969–1980)
Major league titles
World Series titles (0) None
NL Pennants (2) 1998 • 1984
West Division titles (5) 2006 • 2005 • 1998 • 1996 • 1984
Wild card berths (0) None
Front office
Owner(s) John Moores, Jeff Moorad Group,
Troy Aikman
Manager Bud Black
General Manager Josh Byrnes

The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team in San Diego, California. The Padres play their home games in a stadium called Petco Park. They have won the National League Pennant twice, in 1984 and 1998. They lost the World Series both times.

Team name

The word "padre" means "father" in Spanish, and is also something that Roman Catholics often call priests. The Padres baseball team is named after the "priest" meaning. There had once been a minor league baseball team called the San Diego Padres. The major league team was named for the old team.

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