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San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. They play in the National League Western Division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won the National League Pennant twice, in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both times. San Diego Padres are one of four teams to never have a pitcher toss a no-hit game, and are one of just two teams to have never had a player hit for the cycle.

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San Diego Padres ticketsOn September 29, the team renewed the contracts of Manager Bud Black, Pitching Coach Darren Balsley, Bullpen Coach Darrell Akerfelds, 3rd Base Coach Glenn Hoffman (brother of closer Trevor Hoffman) and 1st Base Coach Rick Renteria. Only Bench Coach Craig Colbert was not renewed and because of Wally Joyner's earlier resignation the team had no Hitting Coach to bring back. On Oct. 10, the Padres offered Trevor Hoffman a $4 million salary for 2009 plus a $4 million club option in 2010 then on Nov. 11th the Padres withdrew the $4 million offer to the all-time saves leader and making him a free agent.
See also: 2009 San Diego Padres season

The Padres opened 2009 April 6 versus the rival Los Angeles Dodgers at home, losing 4-1 and splitting the four game series. They then swept the Giants, also at home in three games. Then they took 2 of 3 from the Mets to ruin the 1st series at Citi Field. After the 1st 3 series the Pads were tied with the Dodgers for 1st place at 7-3. After the hot start however, the Padres stumbled and were 25-25 as of May 31. Early in the season, the Padres acquired Tony Gwynn, Jr., son of franchise great Tony Gwynn from the Milwaukee Brewers.

San Diego Padres team has played its spring training games at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona since 1994. They share the stadium with the Seattle Mariners.

As of 2008, the Padres' flagship radio stations were XEPRS 1090AM and XHPRS 105.7FM, collectively known as "XX 1090" (pronounced "Double X.") When XX was only on AM, the station was known as the "Mighty 1090." Ted Leitner is the primary play-by-play announcer, with Andy Masur working the middle innings of each game. Jerry Coleman, Ford C. Frick Award winner, former Yankee second baseman and Padres manager, no longer does play-by-play, however he does work as a color analyst alongside Leitner and Masur, mostly during the middle part of the game. The games are also broadcast in Spanish on XEMO, "La Poderosa 860 AM."