The San Diego Padres are a professional baseball team based in San Diego, California. They are a member of the National League (NL) West division. The Padres have a long history, having been founded in 1969, and they have made it to the World Series twice, in 1984 and 1998, though they have not won a championship.
The Padres play their home games at Petco Park, which opened in 2004 and is known for its natural grass field and picturesque views of downtown San Diego. The team has a strong and passionate fan base and a number of notable rivalries, including with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants.
The Padres have had a number of successful seasons and have a long list of talented players, including Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, and Adrian Gonzalez. In recent years, the team has consistently been a contender for a playoff spot, making it to the postseason in three of the past five seasons, including a National League Championship Series appearance in 2020.