“Did you know?” Some Padres All-Star Game Fun Facts

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On Tuesday, Padres outfielder Justin Upton will play in his third All-Star Game, this time representing San Diego. We thought it might be fun to take a look at how the Padres have been represented in the game throughout history. Read up and quiz your friends!

 

  • The first Padres player to ever appear in an All-Star Game was catcher Chris Cannizaro in 1969.
  • Tony Gwynn was selected to the All-Star Game fifteen times in his career, tops for any Padres player. He played in all but two of them.
  • The pitcher with the most All-Star notches? Trevor Hoffman, selected six times.
  • The last time a Padres position player had an at-bat in an All-Star Game was 2010, when Adrian Gonzalez notched two plate appearances.
  • 1985: The year the Padres had more All-Star selections than any other year — Tony Gwynn, Steve Garvey, LaMarr Hoyt, Terry Kennedy, Graig Nettles, Rich Gossage, Garry Templeton and manager Dick Williams. (The team lost to the Detroit Tigers in the World Series the year prior.)
  • Since 2000, 12 selections for the Padres have been pitchers and eight have been position players.
  • Both Randy Jones and LaMarr Hoyt have pitched the most All-Star innings for the Padres, tied at three apiece. (Jones: two hits, no earned runs; Hoyt, two hits and one unearned run).
  • Only one Padres player has ever hit a home run in an All-Star Game: Ken Caminiti in 1996.
  • San Diego will host the 2016 All-Star Game. America’s Finest City has hosted two other times: in 1992 and 1978, at Qualcomm Stadium (then Jack Murphy Stadium).

 

 

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