Padres in the World Series

Most of the San Diego Padres postseason success has been in the playoffs, with very little of it occurring at Petco Park. (So far).

The World Series has never been held at Petco Park.

San Diego Padres in the World Series

Since joining MLB in 1969, the only home World Series games in San Diego happened in 1984 and 1998.

1984 World Series – San Diego Padres vs Detroit Tigers

After winning the NL pennant, the San Diego Padres had their work cut out for them in 1984, facing what may be the greatest lineup in Detroit Tigers history. The team was helmed by Sparky Anderson with hall-of-famers Jack Morris and Alan Trammell on the field. The Padres counted on Goose Gossage, Tony Gwynn and Steve Garvey to lift the team to overcome the odds. The Padres lost 4 games to 1. The home games were played at Jack Murphy Stadium. Learn more.

1998 World Series – San Diego Padres vs New York Yankees

In their second World Series appearance, the San Diego Padres again ran into a buzzsaw. The Joe Torre-led New York Yankees of 1998 mowed down the San Diego Padres in 4 straight games. That team was exceptional, winning 114 in the regular season with a stacked lineup led by future Hall of Famers Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. The Padres had some all-timers as well in Tony Gwynn and Trevor Hoffman along with All-Stars Andy Ashby, Kevin Brown, and Greg Vaughn. The home games in San Diego were played at the newly renamed Qualcomm Stadium. Learn more.

2021 World Series Tickets

The Padres have to make it through the season, past the Dodgers and Giants, Mets, Cubs and Braves to claim their third NL title. Season ticket holders will have priority access to home World Series games at Petco Park.


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