The San Diego Padres, were formed as part of the third Major League Baseball expansion in 1969. But as early as 1936, there was a minor league team in San Diego called the Padres. Padres is Spanish, and commemorates the Franciscan monks who founded the city of San Diego in 1769.
Led by Mr. Padre (Tony Gwynn), they not only made the playoffs in 1984, but also secured World Series participation. There, however, they had to give way to the Detroit Tigers after 5 games. In 1998 they reached the World Series again after wins against the Astros and the Braves. But also in the second attempt it came to nothing, the Padres met the 1998 New York Yankees, who played an outstanding season and lost 0:4.
After many decades of sharing a stadium, the Padres completed their own ballpark, Petco Park, in 2004. Located in the downtown district, it offers a beautiful view of part of the San Diego skyline. Already on the steps up to the entrance, you can see the bat-wielding monk in the team colors of brown, gold and white. This logo has been with them since their inception, and can still be seen as the Alternate logo as a side patch on the Alternate jerseys. The interlocking SD logo, which serves as the Primary logo, can be seen on all of the players' on field hats.
Representing the future of the Padres are the farm teams, the El Paso Chihuahuas, San Antonio Missions, Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Lake Elsinore Storm.