San Diego Padres

Founded: 1969
Team Owner: Peter Seidler
Manager: Bob Melvin
Team Icon: Tony Gwynn
Overall Record: 3,863-4,495
AAA Minor League Affiliate: El Paso Chihuahuas
World Series Titles: nada
Stadium: PETCO Park (2004–present)
Stadium Capacity: 40,209
Previous Ball Parks: Qualcomm Stadium (1969–2003)
City: San Diego, CA
San Diego Padres

San Diego was awarded an expansion baseball club in 1969, and named the new team Padres which had been previously used by minor league teams in the area. The name Padre is Spanish for father or priest, a reference to San Diego's status as being the location of the first Spanish Mission in California. 

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