Baseball history at San Diego Padres Hall of Fame.

Baseball fans check out cool exhibits inside the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame at Petco Park.
Baseball fans check out cool historical exhibits inside the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame at Petco Park.

Lovers of baseball history and fans of the San Diego Padres would definitely enjoy visiting the new Padres Hall of Fame at Petco Park. Inside, one can see many great exhibits concerning baseball in San Diego.

I checked out the Padres Hall of Fame last weekend during the Celebrate San Diego event. Here’s just a small preview of what you’ll see…

Historical photo shows first recorded game of baseball in San Diego. It took place on May 6, 1871.
Historical photo shows first recorded game of baseball in San Diego. It took place on May 6, 1871.
The first box score in the San Diego Union in 1874, and a 1907 photo showing local team posing in front of the Pickwick Theatre in downtown San Diego.
The first box score in the San Diego Union in 1874, and a 1907 photo showing local team posing in front of the Pickwick Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Old photo of baseball game being played in 1910 at Athletic Park in Barrio Logan.
Old photo of baseball game being played in 1910 at Athletic Park near the shipyards.
Babe Ruth poses with a bat during an exhibition tour at Balboa Stadium in 1927.
Babe Ruth poses with a bat during an exhibition tour at Balboa Stadium in 1927.
Padres fans check out lots of photos and cool artifacts which recall the history of baseball in San Diego. On the left are photos of the first Padres team in 1936, and Lane Field.
Padres fans check out lots of photos and cool artifacts which recall the history of baseball in San Diego. On the left are photos of the first Padres team in 1936, and Lane Field.
Photo of young Ted Williams, who joined the Padres after graduating from Hoover High School. He helped the Padres win the Pacific Coast League title in 1937.
Photo of young Ted Williams, who joined the Padres after graduating from Hoover High School. He helped the Padres win the Pacific Coast League title in 1937.
Souvenir program for the opening game of the 1939 season in the Pacific Coast League. San Diego Padres versus Oakland Oaks.
Souvenir program for the opening game of the 1939 season in the Pacific Coast League. San Diego Padres versus Oakland Oaks.
1954 photo of big celebration parade along Broadway in downtown San Diego. The Padres finished first in the Pacific Coast League.
1954 photo of big celebration parade along Broadway in downtown San Diego. The Padres finished first that year in the Pacific Coast League.
Autographed Padres team ball from 1954, and the home run ball smashed by Bill Elliot in the one game playoff to win the PCL championship.
Autographed Padres team ball from 1954, and the home run ball smashed by Bill Elliot in the one game playoff to win the PCL championship.
Old baseball program from the 1959 Pacific Coast League All Star Game.
Old baseball program from the 1959 Pacific Coast League All Star Game.
Photos of legendary radio broadcaster Jerry Coleman, who began a 42-year career in 1972, and Nate Colbert who that year hit five home runs in a Padres baseball double header.
Photos of legendary radio broadcaster Jerry Coleman, who began a 42-year career in 1972, and Nate Colbert who that year hit five home runs in a Padres baseball double header.
The National League Cy Young Award, presented to Padres pitcher Randy Jones in 1976.
The National League Cy Young Award, presented to Padres pitcher Randy Jones in 1976.
Souvenir program for the 1978 All-Star Game played in San Diego Stadium.
Souvenir program for the 1978 All-Star Game played in San Diego Stadium.
It's the world famous mascot, the San Diego Chicken!
It’s the world famous mascot, the San Diego Chicken!
1981 photo shows future superstar Tony Gwynn signing with the San Diego Padres.
1981 photo shows future superstar Tony Gwynn signing with the San Diego Padres.
Memories from the 1984 season. I was a young man, who was very excited watching the Padres defeat the Chicago Cubs to win the National League pennant.
Memories from the 1984 season. I was a young man, who was very excited watching the Padres defeat the Chicago Cubs to win the National League pennant.
Tony Gwynn baseball jersey that honored Ray Krok, beloved Padres owner, who passed away in 1984.
Tony Gwynn baseball jersey that honored Ray Krok, beloved Padres owner, who passed away in 1984.
1987 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, presented to Tony Gwynn, The Finest in the Field.
1987 Rawlings Gold Glove Award, presented to Tony Gwynn, The Finest in the Field.
In 1994 Tony Gwynn won the Silver Slugger Award. He batted .394 in a season cut short by a player strike.
In 1994 Tony Gwynn won the Silver Slugger Award. He batted .394 in a season cut short by a player strike.
In 1996 Ken Caminiti was voted National League MVP and Gwynn hit .353 to win a seventh batting title.
In 1996 Ken Caminiti was voted National League MVP and Gwynn hit .353 to win a seventh batting title.
Legendary reliever Trevor Hoffman's jersey on display in the Padres Hall of Fame at Petco Park. He helped the Padres win the 1998 National League pennant.
Legendary reliever Trevor Hoffman’s jersey on display in the Padres Hall of Fame at Petco Park. He helped the Padres win the 1998 National League pennant.
Trevor Hoffman becomes the all-time Major League Baseball saves leader in 2006.
Trevor Hoffman becomes the all-time Major League Baseball saves leader in 2006.
Photo of Ted Williams, member of the PCL San Diego Padres.
Photo of Ted Williams, member of the PCL San Diego Padres.
Photos of two Padres legends. Dave Winfield and Jerry Coleman.
Photos of two Padres legends. Dave Winfield and Jerry Coleman.
A display board inside the Padres Hall of Fame shows the team's all-time leaders in various categories.
A display board inside the Padres Hall of Fame shows the team’s all-time leaders in various categories.
The San Diego Padres Hall of Fame at Petco Park will rekindle warm memories for dedicated hometown baseball fans.
The San Diego Padres Hall of Fame at Petco Park will rekindle warm memories for dedicated hometown baseball fans.

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Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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