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December 17, 2010

Based in San Diego, California –The San Diego Padres is a Major League Baseball team founded in 1969 playing in the National League Western Division. They got the name of their team from the Pacific Coast League team that arrived in San Diego in the year 1936. The San Diego Padres became a member of Major League Baseball in 1969, as part of the four latest expansion teams. The original owner of the team was C. Arnholt Smith, a well-known businessperson from San Diego, who was the PCL Padres? previous owner.

Important moment and accomplishments:
The team struggled during its beginnings. The team finished last place in every game of its first six seasons in NL West. They lost one hundred games or more four times and so the franchise was sold to Ray Kroc in the year 1974. San Diego Padres went out of the National League West basement for the first time in 1975 as the team finished fourth place with a score of 71-91 record. The club set a new high with 73 wins in the year 1976 but fell into fifth place. In 1978, San Diego picked up another first by having an 84-78 score. That was the only time in ten seasons that the team finished with a winning percentage above .500 in a single season. The team suffered another losing season in 1979 with a score of 68-93 record.

Ray Kroc died of heart disease on January 14, 1984. His third wife, Joan B. Kroc, took over the ownership of the team. In 1984, The Padres won the National League West championship, finishing with a 92-70 record.

Pitchers in the current roster:
Josh Geer
Clay Hensley
Wade LeBlanc
Jake Peavy
Chad Reineke
Chris Young

San Diego Padres recent news:

In 2004, San Diego Padres finished the season with a record of 87-75. The Padres posted a 23 win-loss record improvement over the 2003 season (64-98). This is the single largest improvement in one season in the team history. The Padres moved into their new home, the PETCO Park. The ballpark drew 3,016,752 fans to 81 home games, setting a new record in attendance marks.

In 2005, San Diego Padres won the western division championship with the lowest-ever winning percentage for a division champion, 82-80, in a non-strike season. The Padres finished the season with a record of 82-83. They are the first post-season qualifier in a normal-length season to have lost more games than to have won overall.

In 2006, the Padres clinched a playoff tie up with a 3?1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the final game of the season, the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks 7-6 to win back-to-back division titles for the first time in team history.

In 2007, The Padres ended the regular season in an 89-73 tie for the NL wild card with the Colorado Rockies. The Padres then met the Rockies on October 1, 2007 in Denver for a one-game playoff to decide the wild card winner. The Padres’ season ended when the Rockies rallied to win 9-8.

In 2008, the team finished the season with 63?99 record on September 28 when they lost to Pittsburgh Pirates, 10?6, finishing 5th in the NL West, 21 games behind the division leader Los Angeles Dodgers.

More exciting games will surely grace San Diego Padre?s bid to win a world series in the next season. Loyal fans would like to see more of what the team has to offer as they go up against their rivals.

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