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The top Padres Draft pick from every season

@AJCassavell
February 16, 2024

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres' history of top Draft picks is littered with major hits, major misses and some all-time “what-ifs?” Here’s the full list of San Diego’s top overall selection in each year’s Draft, dating back to the franchise’s first season in 1969. (In years with more than one

The best baseball players born on Jan. 12

@oapostrophesd
January 12, 2024

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 12.

The best baseball players born on Dec. 26

@oapostrophesd
December 26, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Dec. 26:

The best baseball players born on Oct. 13

@oapostrophesd
October 13, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 13.

The best baseball players born on Oct. 3

October 3, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 3:

The best baseball players born on Sept. 28

September 28, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 28.

The best baseball players born on Aug. 14

@oapostrophesd
August 14, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Aug. 14:

19 facts about the wonderful career of Gwynn

To honor the Hall of Famer's birthday, we look back at some of his amazing numbers
@AJCassavell
May 9, 2023

A version of this story original ran in May 2020.

The best baseball players born on May 9

@oapostrophesd
May 9, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for May 9.

5 Padres greats not in the Hall of Fame

@AJCassavell
January 24, 2023

SAN DIEGO -- There has been no shortage of Hall of Fame talent to pass through San Diego over the past five decades. The Padres lay claim to a trio of Hall of Famers in Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman and Dave Winfield, each of whom dons an interlocking "SD" on

Top moments in Dodgers-Padres rivalry

@AJCassavell
October 10, 2022

The Dodgers and Padres have shared a division (and Southern California proximity) for more than five decades. For most of that time, it's been hard to call this a "rivalry" -- whatever that word means, anyway. Lately, it'd be hard to call it anything else. The Padres and Dodgers have

10 moments that defined Dave Winfield's career

@oapostrophesd
October 2, 2022

Dave Winfield never spent a day in the Minor Leagues. Seems about right. He was a Major presence in every way. In the batter’s box, Winfield would coil his 6-foot-6 frame, ready to whip his bat through the zone to unleash screaming line drives that tested the resolve of pitchers

10 biggest trades in Padres history

@AJCassavell
August 2, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres' history of trades is littered with Hall of Famers, MVPs and Cy Young Award winners. Those superstars have moved in both directions. From "Trader Jack" McKeon to "Gunslinger" Kevin Towers to A.J. Preller, the Padres have seen quite a few general managers willing to make

The top 10 moments of Tony Gwynn's career

@AJCassavell
May 8, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Let's be honest, this list could span a lot more than 10 moments. Tony Gwynn's 20 years with the Padres made him a legend in San Diego, and when he retired in 2001, he capped a career as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. The

The best baseball players born on April 21

@oapostrophesd
April 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for April 21:

10 moments that defined Maddux's career

@MLBastian
April 13, 2022

When it comes to pitching as an art form -- one built around planning and precision, rather than pure power -- Greg Maddux is baseball's preeminent ace. He left a long line of batters perplexed on his path to the Hall of Fame. A franchise icon for both the Cubs

Trevor Hoffman's most memorable moments

@oapostrophesd
March 5, 2022

Funny thing about Trevor Hoffman. After a big save, he was scarce. Reporters had to be patient -- and have a late deadline -- to get him to discuss his exploits. After a rare blown save, however, Hoffman was at his locker the moment the media entered, ready to field

Top 5 position-player seasons in SD history

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres have seen no shortage of individual brilliance over their five decades as a franchise. A small handful of spectacular seasons stand out. Here's one subjective ranking of the five greatest seasons by a position player in Padres history:

The top 5 seasons for Padres pitchers

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- For a franchise with multiple Hall of Fame closers, four Cy Young Award winners and an abundance of electric arms, these five seasons stand out as the best pitching seasons in Padres history:

  1. Trevor Hoffman, 1998 Brilliant relievers and brilliant relief seasons have become commonplace in

Here's the list of SD retired numbers

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- Historically, the Padres are best known for a couple of their widely revered superstars. Tony Gwynn ranks among the best pure hitters in baseball history. Trevor Hoffman is on the short list of the best closers of all-time. Gwynn and Hoffman, of course, are among the Friars

10 players you forgot were Padres

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- Baseball legacies are a strange thing. So many players are inextricably linked with one specific team, yet their career paths tell another story. Tony Gwynn may have been a lifelong Padre. But Trevor Hoffman was once a Marlin and a Brewer. Randy Jones was a Met. That

Top 5 unforgettable moments at Petco Park

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- Since opening in 2004, Petco Park has played host to its share of historic and memorable moments. Here's a look at the top five: 1. Jones' WBC robbery March 18, 2017 Petco Park's most memorable moment came while the Padres -- well, most of them anyway --

The Padres' all-time single-season team

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- If you're reading this, you probably already know who the best right fielder in Padres history is. You already know the franchise's top closer, too. It wouldn't be difficult to piece together a team of all-time-great Padres. But what about a team of all-time-great Padres, demarcated by

Best Padres player to wear each uni number

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- From 0 through 91, these are the best players to wear each number ever worn by a Padre: 0) Raffy Lopez: The only Padre to wear 0, Lopez played 37 games for the Padres in 2018 and hit a memorable go-ahead home run against the Dodgers that

How they came to be called the Padres

@AJCassavell
December 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres became a Major League franchise in 1969, but the San Diego Padres were in existence long before then. In fact, the Padres' first season came in 1936 in the Pacific Coast League after Hollywood Stars owner Bill Lane opted to move his team to San