San Diego Padres Hall of Fame

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The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team in Major League Baseball (MLB) based in San Diego, California. The club was founded in 1969 as part of the league's expansion. The team's Hall of Fame, created in 1999 to honor the club's 30th anniversary, recognizes players, coaches, and executives who have made key contributions to the franchise. Voting is conducted by a 35-member committee.[1] Candidates typically must wait at least two years after retiring to be eligible for induction, though Tony Gwynn was selected during his final season in 2001 before the last game of the year.[2] He was also the Hall of Fame's first ever unanimous selection.[1] There are 11 members in the team's Hall of Fame, the most recent inductees being Benito Santiago and Garry Templeton in 2015.[3]

Cy Young Award winner Randy Jones, power-hitting first baseman Nate Colbert, and former owner Ray Kroc were elected to the founding class of the Padres Hall of Fame by a 24-panel committee that included 18 media members who had covered the Padres for at least seven years, four Padres representatives and one representative from the San Diego Baseball Historical Society and the Madres—a San Diego organization that promotes baseball.[4] When Hoffman's induction was announced in 2014, Padres president Mike Dee stated that the hall's membership needed to be expanded "for those who may have not had [national baseball] Hall of Fame careers like Trevor."[5] Hoffman's induction was the first since manager Dick Williams' in 2009, as former club owners John Moores and Jeff Moorad had neglected the hall.[5][6] New Padres ownership led by Ron Fowler placed a renewed organizational emphasis on the Hall of Fame, which included Hoffman's induction as well as future plans to relocate and redesign the hall's exhibit at the team's home stadium, Petco Park.[5][7] The Hall of Fame was to be located at Selig Hall of Fame Plaza, named in honor of MLB commissioner Bud Selig. The location, formerly named Palm Court Plaza, is at the back of the Western Metal Supply Company building in the park.[8] Plans for the plaza also included eventual statues of Padres greats and a plaque in Selig's honor.[9] The new facilities are scheduled to be unveiled in July 2016 as part of the festivities for the MLB All-Star Game, which will be hosted at Petco Park.[10]

Inductees

Inducted Year officially inducted
Name Name of inductee
Position Player position or other role of inductee
Years Years with the San Diego Padres
No. Jersey number with Padres (players only)
*
Member of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
^
Number retired by the Padres
Inducted Name Position Years No. Ref
1999 Jones, RandyRandy Jones P 1973–1980 35^
[1]
Colbert, NateNate Colbert 1B 1969–1974 17
[1]
Kroc, RayRay Kroc Owner 1974–1984  –
[1]
2000 Winfield, DaveDave Winfield* OF 1973–1980 31^
[11]
2001 Bavasi, BuzzieBuzzie Bavasi President 1969–1977  –
[1]
Coleman, JerryJerry Coleman Announcer / Manager 1972–2013 2
[1]
2002 Gwynn, TonyTony Gwynn* OF 1982–2001 19^
[1]
2009 Williams, DickDick Williams* Manager 1982–1985 23
[12]
2014 Hoffman, TrevorTrevor Hoffman P 1994–2008 51^
[13]
2015 Santiago, BenitoBenito Santiago C 1986-1992 9, 09
[3]
Templeton, GarryGarry Templeton SS 1982–1991 1
[3]
2016 Williams, TedTed Williams OF 1936–1937 (PCL) 19
Caminiti, KenKen Caminiti 3B 1995–1998 21

See also

References

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