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  • San Diego Padres - Retired Numbers

    There are four Numbers retired within the San Diego Padres Baseball Franchise.

    I can understand #19, Tony Gwynn and #31, Dave Winfield.

    Randy Jones, #35, was with the Team for eight years and had a W-L record of 92-105.

    Steve Garvey, #6, had five non-productive years with the Team.

    I would like to know what year each Player had his Number retired? Outside of Gwynn and Winfield why were the other two Players Numbers retired.

    This is not an attempt to belittle any San Diego Players. A Steve Garvey Fan, friend of mine ask me to find out when his Number was retired and I decided to ask about all four Players at the same time.
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    A former "Brooklyn Dodgers BUM (Fan)" who became "JUST " A Baseball Fan in the Spring of 1958.

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    Garvey was the first to have his number retird in 1989. Next came Jones in 1997. Then Winfield on April 14, 2001, and finally Gwynn on August 13th of this year.

    Don't forget that most of the time now those retirement ceremonies are held basically to draw in fans to the park. A team not having any numbers retired is throwing away a perfectly good opportunity to bring people through the turnstiles. Money in baseball? I'm shocked!

    If they were looking for reasons to justify their retired jersey numbers, though, they could say that Jones had two fantasic seasons for really bad Padre teams and was the first player to receive a major award (1976 N.L. Cy Young) in a Padres uniform. With Garvey they could justify it by saying that he was a future Hall of Famer (at least he appeared to be at the time of his retirement) and that he played a major role in leading the Padres to their first ever pennant.

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    • #3
      Thanks again for the information on the Retirees Numbers. My friend will be pleased to hear that his favorite Ball Player was the first one to have his Uniform Number retired by San Diego. He would really like to have it retired by the Los Angeles Dodgers but that is another story. If he had stayed with the Dodgers rather then move to San Diego for the final five years of his Career then Maybe???

      I alreay told my friend that it was a promotional gimmick to entice fans. I am glad to read the same thing in your Post. I will let him read it.

      As for Jones...I think...same as Garvey. Thanks.
      A former "Brooklyn Dodgers BUM (Fan)" who became "JUST " A Baseball Fan in the Spring of 1958.

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      • #4
        The Padres will most likely end up retiring Trevor Hoffman's number.
        Catfish Hunter, RIP. Mark Fidrych, RIP. Skip Caray, RIP. Tony Gwynn, #19, RIP

        A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill. (Please take note that I've recently become aware of how this quote applies to a certain US president. This is a coincidence, and the quote was first added to this signature too far back to remember when).

        Experience is the hardest teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson later. -- Dan Quisenberry.

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        • #5
          Well guess they retired Garvey because he was a popular guy. The D-ays retired Wade Boggs number, oly because he got his 3,000 hit with the team.
          2nd member of the Peter Moylan Fan Club

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          • #6
            He may have not put up the numbers in San Diego that he did in LA,but remember,Garvey hit what is arguably the most famous home run in the history of the franchise off of the Cubs' Lee Smith in Game 4 of the 1984 NLCS tying up the best-of-5 series at 2 games apiece.

            And with the Padres having only 15 years of history behind them,most of it very bad,IMO,it was fitting that they retired Garvey's number in San Diego.

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            • #7
              that game is by alot of baseball officials the most exciting 5 game series in playoff history, i dont think is da best but is one of the best series, that homerun is also one of the most exciting homeruns in playoff history

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kelo80
                that game is by alot of baseball officials the most exciting 5 game series in playoff history, i dont think is da best but is one of the best series, that homerun is also one of the most exciting homeruns in playoff history
                The homerun was in game 4, not in game 5.

                Also, while Jones had a losing record, look at the teams he played for in San Diego. They were mostly terrible. For his record to be as good as it was is a testament to how good of a pitcher he was.

                Steve
                http://www.socaluncensored.com - SoCal Wrestling

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Steven Bryant
                  The homerun was in game 4, not in game 5.

                  Also, while Jones had a losing record, look at the teams he played for in San Diego. They were mostly terrible. For his record to be as good as it was is a testament to how good of a pitcher he was.

                  Steve
                  welcome to BBF.

                  ( im not a veteran here, ive been here 15 days so im kinda new too.)

                  yes the homer was one game 4 BUT that homer saved the padres and lead them to the WS.

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                  • #10
                    There are four Numbers retired within the San Diego Padres Baseball Franchise.

                    I can understand #19, Tony Gwynn and #31, Dave Winfield.

                    Randy Jones, #35, was with the Team for eight years and had a W-L record of 92-105.

                    Steve Garvey, #6, had five non-productive years with the Team.
                    I would like to know what year each Player had his Number retired? Outside of Gwynn and Winfield why were the other two Players Numbers retired.
                    Interesting point, and you have the right to ask this question, I am afraid you won't get the answer soon enough. They all have private policies. Public and fans have access only for a certain amount of informations. It would be fair though for us to find out a concrete answer. I guess these changes will drop for a while San Diego Padres ticket prices.

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