October 9, 2009

All-Time Padres: Tony, Ozzie and Gaylord



The pennant-winning 1998 Padres lead the All-Time team with three selections: Kevin Brown, Greg Vaughn and Trevor Hoffman. The 1996 division winners and the 1978 team — the first with a winning record — had two each. The 1984 Padres, who lost to the Tigers in the World Series, were shut out.

Catcher | Terry Kennedy, 1982. 21 home runs, 97 RBIs, .295 batting average, .328 on-base percentage, .486 slugging percentage, 42 doubles.

2. Gene Tenace, 1979

First base | Adrian Gonzalez, 2009. 40 home runs, 99 RBIs, .277 batting average, .407 on-base percentage, .551 slugging percentage, 119 walks.

2. Adrian Gonzalez, 2010
3. Nate Colbert, 1972
4. Ryan Klesko, 2001
5. Fred McGriff, 1992

Second base | Mark Loretta, 2004. 16 home runs, 76 RBIs, .335 batting average, .391 on-base percentage, .495 slugging percentage, 108 runs, 208 hits, 47 doubles.

Third base | Ken Caminiti, 1996. 40 home runs, 130 RBIs, .326 batting average, .408 on-base percentage, .621 slugging percentage, 109 runs.

2. Gary Sheffield, 1992
3. Chase Headley, 2012
4. Phil Nevin, 2001



Shortstop | Ozzie Smith, 1978. 1 home run, 56 RBIs, .258 batting average, .311 on-base percentage, .312 slugging percentage, 40 stolen bases, 28 sacrifice hits. Smith should have won Rookie of the Year instead of Bob Horner and the Gold Glove instead of Larry Bowa. The Padres traded Ozzie for Garry Templeton in 1981, and they still haven’t replaced him.

2. Khalil Greene, 2004
3. Khalil Greene, 2007

Left field | Greg Vaughn, 1998. 50 home runs, 119 RBIs, .272 batting average, .363 on-base percentage, .597 slugging percentage, 112 runs.

Center field | Steve Finley, 1996. 30 home runs, 95 RBIs, .298 batting average, .354 on-base percentage, .531 slugging percentage, 126 runs, 45 doubles, 22 stolen bases.

2. George Hendrick, 1977
3. Kevin McReynolds, 1984

Right field | Tony Gwynn, 1987. 7 home runs, 54 RBIs, .370 batting average, .447 on-base percentage, .511 slugging percentage, 119 runs, 218 hits, 36 doubles, 13 triples, 56 stolen bases.

2. Dave Winfield, 1979
3. Tony Gwynn, 1984
4. Tony Gwynn, 1997
5. Tony Gwynn, 1986



Pitchers | Kevin Brown and four Cy Young Award winners

1. Kevin Brown, 1998. 18-7, 2.38 ERA, 257 strikeouts and 49 walks in 257 innings. Should have won the Cy Young Award.

2. Randy Jones, 1975. 20-12, 2.24 ERA, 103 strikeouts and 56 walks in 285 innings. Should have won the Cy Young Award for this season, not 1976.

3. Jake Peavy, 2007. 19-6, 2.54 ERA, 240 strikeouts and 68 walks in 223.1 innings. He won Cy Young Award (unanimously) and the Triple Crown of Pitching.

4. Gaylord Perry, 1978. 21-6, 2.73 ERA, 154 strikeouts and 66 walks in 260.2 innings. He was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues.

5. Dave Roberts, 1971. 14-17, 2.10 ERA, 135 strikeouts and 61 walks in 269.2 innings.

6. Randy Jones, 1976
7. Ed Whitson, 1990
8. Bruce Hurst, 1989
9. Ed Whitson, 1989
10. Jake Peavy, 2004

Right-handed reliever | Trevor Hoffman, 1998. 4-2, 1.48 ERA, 53 saves in 54 opportunities, 86 strikeouts and 21 walks in 73 innings. He converted 33 consecutive save opportunities and made AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells” his entrance music.

Left-handed reliever | Mark Davis, 1989. 4-3, 1.85 ERA, 44 saves in 48 opportunities, 92 strikeouts and 31 walks in 92.2 innings. One of nine relievers to win the Cy Young Award.
— Kevin Brewer

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