Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
The San Diego Padres are one of the newer teams in the NL West, but not necessarily as new as the Colorado Rockies. They were established in 1969 and were placed in the west division of the National League. Since they were established later on in the history of the league, they are only the second MLB team to truly begin in California instead of moving there afterwards. They are also one of two MLB teams that do not share the city with any other American professional sports team. Since the Chargers moved, they no longer have to compete for a fan base in the area. What also makes their franchise quite unique is they have never thrown a no-hitter over the course of 50 years. This is something absolutely crazy to think about, even though no hitters are quite rare in the MLB to have never had one in franchise history is quite a unique feat. Now they have had a perfect game in their history, it is just a no-hitter that is lacking. Although imagine hearing that a franchise has never had a cycle hit in their franchise history, that would also be pretty unique.
As for historic players, we have to talk about Tony Gwynn who is widely known as Mr. Padre. Spending his entire career with the team, he earned a lot of respect from everyone both on and off the baseball field. He is also one of the best hitters when it comes to pure batting average in the history of the Major Leagues. Unfortunately he passed away within the past decade, so we wish his family the best. Trevor Hoffman also spent a majority of his time in the majors with this team, pitching for them for 15 years. The Padres are now one of the hotter teams in the MLB, so we will keep an eye on them this season to see if they can add to the history of this franchise.