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San Diego Padres
Established 1969
SD Logo Brown.svg San Diego Padres (2020) cap logo.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired numbers
  • Brown, gold, white
  • San Diego Padres (1969–present)
  • 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)
  • 1984
  • 1998
West Division titles (5)
  • 1984
  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2005
  • 2006
Wild card berths (0) None

The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego, California. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won two NL pennants—in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both years. As of 2018, they have had 14 winning seasons in franchise history. The Padres are one of two Major League Baseball teams (the other being the Los Angeles Angels) in California to originate from that state; the Athletics were originally from Philadelphia (and moved to the state from Kansas City), and the Dodgers and Giants are originally from two New York City boroughs—Brooklyn and Manhattan, respectively. The Padres are the only MLB team that does not share its city with another franchise in the four major American professional sports leagues. The Padres are the only major professional sports franchise to be located in San Diego, following the relocation of the Chargers to Los Angeles in 2017. They are also the only franchise in the MLB not to have a no-hitter, having gone 8,020 games without throwing one, a major league record to begin a franchise.

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