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Monday, August 16, 2010

San Diego Padres Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

1. San Diego Padres – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1969. The team has always been known as the San Diego Padres.

2. San Diego Padres – The Championship Record
Five Post Season Appearances:
1984: Won NL West with 92-70 record
Defeated Cubs 3 games to 2 in NLCS
Lost to Detroit 4 games to 1 in World Series

1996: Won NL West with 91-71 record
Lost to St. Louis 3 games to 0 in NLDS

1998: Won NL West with 98-64 record
Defeated Houston 3 games to 1 in NLDS
Defeated Atlanta 4 games to 2 in NLCS
Lost to NY Yankees 4 games to 0 in World Series

2005: Won NL West with 82-80 record
Lost to St. Louis 3 games to 0 in NLDS

2006: Won NL West with 88-74 record
Lost to St. Louis 3 games to 1 in NLDS

Won two NL Pennants:
1984 - Lost to Detroit 4 games to 1 in World Series
1998 - Lost to NY Yankees 4 games to 0 in World Series

3. San Diego Padres – Home Stadium History
San Diego Padres Stadium History
1. San Diego Stadium / Jack Murphy Stadium / Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
2. Petco Park, San Diego

4. For more information on the Padres, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:

For great information about the team's ballparks:

5. Celebrate the Padres' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the San Diego Padres and the history of the Padres franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our San Diego Padres YouTube video at or go directly to the artwork website where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Padres.


This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 15, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at !

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