San Diego Padres Retired Numbers

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Some players are so special, their memory becomes forever connected to their uniform number. As a sign of respect, baseball clubs retire the number so that the memory remains intact. The number is theirs and will never be worn by another player again.

What are the numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42, 51?

The San Diego Padres have retired six numbers so far. You will see them on display near the entrance of Petco Park as well as in the Ring of Honor above the Press Box.

Retired San Diego Padres Numbers

  • Retired #6: Steve Garvey
    10-time All-Star who finished his career with a .294 batting average and a .996 fielding percentage at first base. Notable for his dramatic two-run homer off the Cubs’ Lee Smith in Game 4 of the 1984 National League Championship Series, helping the San Diego Padres make it to their first World Series.
  • Retired #19: Tony Gwynn
    First-ever unanimous selection to the Padres Hall of Fame upon his retirement at the conclusion of the 2001 season. 20 seasons (1982-2001) with a .338 career batting average, 3,141 hits, 543 doubles, 85 triples and 135 home runs, 1,138 RBI and 319 stolen bases. Played on each of the first three Padres Division Championship clubs (1984, 1996, 1998).
  • Retired #31: Dave Winfield
    Named to four NL All-Star teams (1977-80), led the club in home runs five times (1976-80) and paced the team in RBI six times (1974-75, 1977-80). Team MVP in 1978 and 1979. Batted .284 with 154 homers, 626 RBI and 133 stolen bases for San Diego.
  • Retired #35: Randy Jones
    First Padres baseball player to win a coveted Cy Young award. Named an All-Star in 1975 and 1976. Club leader in innings pitched (1,765.0), starts (253), complete games (71) and shutouts (18).
  • Retired #42: Jackie Robinson
    First African American man to play in the Major Leagues in 1947. Fifty years later, in 1997, Jackie Robinsons jersey number 42 was retired throughout baseball. Played for Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947-56. Holds fielding mark for second baseman playing in 150 or more games with .992. Led NL in stolen bases in 1947 and 1949. Most Valuable Player in 1949. Lifetime batting average .311.
  • Retired #51: Trevor Hoffman
    Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader with 601 in 677 opportunities. Seven-time all-star (1998, 99, 2000, 02, 06, 07, 09). Over his 16 seasons with San Diego, Hoffman compiled a 54-64 record with 552 saves in 618 opportunities (.893 save percentage), a 2.76 ERA (292 ER/952.1 IP), .211 opponent batting average and 1,029 strikeouts in 902 relief appearances.

Don’t miss the statues of Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman at Petco Park.

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