17 Facts About San Diego Padres

1. The San Diego Padres played in the first game ever at Safeco Field on July 15, 1999.

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2. The San Diego Padres were one of the teams had interest in acquiring Syndergaard before the trade deadline in 2018.

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3. The San Diego Padres had four shortstops manning the infield at their annual His mix of an advanced offensive game and defensive versatility around the infield gives him a chance to reach San Diego within the year.

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4. The San Diego Padres have a new Double-A affiliate in their farm system: the Amarillo Sod Poodles.

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5. The San Diego Padres were in full rebuild mode by mid-2016, having dealt away any veteran players with value by that year's trade deadline.

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6. San Diego Padres are the sponsors of and heavily involved in most aspects of the Sports Business Management MBA degree program offered in conjunction with San Diego State University's College of Business Administration.

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7. San Diego Padres established The Padres Scholars program, the first of its kind among professional sports.

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8. San Diego Padres have a "star on the wall" in honor of broadcaster Jerry Coleman, in reference to his trademark phrase "Oh Doctor! You can hang a star on that baby!" Nearby the initials of the late owner Ray Kroc are displayed.

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9. The San Diego Padres will change their camouflage jerseys, changing the Navy camouflage of 2016 to a Marine camouflage for the 2017 season.

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10. The word San Diego Padres is on the front of the home uniforms with a new wordmark, same with the road uniforms.

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11. For the next seven seasons the San Diego Padres were the only team in Major League Baseball that did not have a gray jersey, with the team typically playing in either blue or sand jerseys on the road and white or blue jerseys at home.

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12. The San Diego Padres kept this color scheme and design for three seasons until their 2004 season, in which they moved into their new ballpark.

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13. Throughout the team's history, the San Diego Padres have used multiple logos, patches, and color combinations.

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14. As of 2017, the San Diego Padres are the only team in the MLB yet to throw a no-hitter since their addition to the league in 1969.

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15. San Diego Padres adopted their name from the Pacific Coast League team that arrived in San Diego in 1936.

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16. The San Diego Padres are the only MLB team that doesn't share its city with another major league professional sports franchise.

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17. San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego, California.

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