San Diego Padres in History

Events in Sport

  • 1968-05-28 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • 1968-10-14 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • 1969-04-08 Expansion teams Royals, Expos, Padres & Pilots win their 1st games
  • 1970-04-22 NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
  • 1970-05-23 SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
  • 1970-06-04 SD Padres draft Mike Ivie #1
  • 1970-06-12 Pitts Pirate Doc Ellis no-hits San Diego Padres, 2-0
  • 1970-07-21 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • 1971-09-24 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • 1972-06-07 Pirate's Gene Alley bases-loaded walk, beats Padres 1-0 in 18th
  • 1972-06-08 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
  • 1972-08-01 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
  • 1972-09-02 Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
  • 1973-08-05 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
  • 1973-09-19 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
  • 1973-10-25 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • 1973-12-06 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn't happen)
  • 1973-12-12 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-01-25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1974-04-09 San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc, addresses fans "Ladies & gentlemen, I suffer with you I've never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life"
  • 1974-05-27 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
  • 1974-06-07 Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1
  • 1977-05-21 SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1977-08-29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1977-09-06 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 1978-01-25 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
  • 1978-03-21 Padres fire Al Dark (2nd manager ever fired during spring training)
  • 1978-10-25 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)
  • 1979-03-26 Padres & Giants announce plans to play exhibition series in Tokyo but Giant players reject it
  • 1980-09-25 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
  • 1982-08-14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • 1984-08-12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
  • 1984-10-02 In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs beat Padres 13-0
  • 1984-10-07 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant
  • 1984-10-07 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • 1984-10-14 Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
  • 1984-12-27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • 1985-07-16 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-09-11 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1986-07-09 Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
  • 1986-10-29 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
  • 1987-04-13 1st 3 SD Padres hit HRs off SF starter Roger Mason
  • 1987-09-26 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • 1987-11-04 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1988-06-13 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
  • 1988-06-27 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
  • 1989-11-14 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-07-25 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • 1991-09-11 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-09-13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 1993-08-24 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
  • 1994-05-31 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
  • 1995-09-19 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • 1996-09-29 SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
  • 1996-11-13 Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is 4th unanimous winner of NL MVP
  • 1997-04-19 SD Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii
  • 1997-04-20 1st baseball game in Hawaii, Cards beat Padres in doubleheader
  • 1997-05-09 San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy Jones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-08-13 SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1998-10-14 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • 1998-10-21 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat San Diego Padres to win 4-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-12-05 Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-10-05 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1924-09-14 Jerry Coleman, 2nd baseman/sportscaster (NY Yankees, SD Padres), (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-27 Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Korc/owner (McDonald's & San Diego Padres)
  • 1944-08-20 Graig Nettles, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees, SD Padres, Cleve Indians)
  • 1948-12-22 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
  • 1950-04-12 Tom Werner, owner (SD Padres)/producer (Roseanne, Cosby Show)
  • 1951-07-05 Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)
  • 1955-05-19 Ed Whitson, pitcher (NY Yankees, SD Padres)
  • 1955-11-10 Jack Clark, Penns, all star outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres)
  • 1957-09-29 Tim Flannery, DJ/MLB player (SD Padres)
  • 1960-05-09 Tony Gwynn, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in LA, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1960-11-01 Fernando Valenzuela, Navajua Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers, SD Padres)
  • 1960-11-30 Bob Tewksbury, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1962-07-26 Jody Reed, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1963-01-07 Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1963-04-21 Ken Caminiti, Hanford CA, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1964-01-17 Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1964-10-13 Chris Gwynn, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965-03-12 Steve Finley, MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
  • 1965-07-03 Greg Vaughn, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers, SD Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965-07-15 Scott Livingstone, infielder (SD Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965-12-18 Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1966-10-06 Archi Cianfrocco, Rome NY, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1967-07-05 Tim Worrell, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1967-07-11 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1967-10-13 Trevor Hoffman, Anaheim CA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1967-10-21 John Flaherty, American catcher (San Diego Padres), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968-01-08 Brian Johnson, catcher (San Diego Padres), born in Oakland, California
  • 1969-01-27 Phil Plantier, outfielder (SD Padres, Red Sox, A's), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1969-03-25 Scott Sanders, Hannibal MO, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970-01-16 Ron Villone, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1970-04-11 Sean Bergman, Joliet IL, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970-07-05 Doug Bochtler, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1970-07-21 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970-09-04 Luis Lopez, infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1970-09-09 Joey Hamilton, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • 1971-01-25 Kerry Taylor, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1971-06-16 Chris Gomez, American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972-10-19 Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1984-01-14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc