San Diego Padres Logo – The San Diego Padres are a deductible of Baseball Major League Baseball based in San Diego, California. They evolve in the Western Division of the National League and have never won the World Series despite two appearances in the finals in 1984 and 1998. In 1969, San Diego has joined Major League Baseball, with three other expansion franchises (The Kansas City Royals, the Seattle Pilots and the Montreal Expos). The name Padres is a reference to the team of the same name playing in Pacific Coast League, which is based in San Diego in 1936 : the San Diego Padres. Guided by Ted Williams, who was only eighteen years, this franchise has also won the league title in 1937. C. Arnholt Smith, the first owner of the franchise MLB Padres also owned by PCL Padres.
The beginnings of the Padres are difficult: during the first six seasons, they finished last in the Western Division, giving up four times over 100 defeats. The first base player Nate Colbert, however, stands out during this sensitive period, knowing selections including three All-Star Game (1971, 1972 and 1973).
The Padres inaugurated their new stadium, PETCO Park, in 2004. Before then, they evolved since their inception at Qualcomm Stadium. Qualcomm was also a speaker welcoming football games while the PETCO Park is dedicated to baseball. San Diego won its division in 2005 and 2006 but fails to make the breakthrough in the first round of playoffs. The St. Louis Cardinals eliminate the Padres twice.