San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres
33px 2021 San Diego Padres season
Established in 1969
Team logoCap insignia
Major league affiliations

Retired numbers6, 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

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
ManagerBud Black
General ManagerJosh 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. [1]