San Diego Padres is a baseball team from San Diego, California. They are notable for being amongst the youngest professional clubs in the MLB. While many iconic teams have competed since the 19th century, ‘Padres’ were established long after. They are considered one of the more unfortunate teams from the West Coast.
Who owns San Diego Padres? Much of the team belongs to Ron Fowler. He’s currently estimated to be worth $0.5 billion.
The team was established in 1969 in the city of San Diego. This place has long had a rich Hispanic heritage, and it shows in the name – ‘Padres’ means ‘Fathers’ in Spanish. It refers to the traditional title of the catholic priests in the Spanish-speaking countries, which makes this name rife with Spaniard culture.
1969 – 1985
The original logo adopted in 1969 depicts a somewhat silly catholic monk – a white-skinned man with almost no hair, a narrow protruding crown and a brown garment. He also swings a bat (marked with the cursive word saying ‘Padres’), which is outlined in brown, just like the rest of the lines that outline the monk anyway.
The man is then mostly surrounded by the yellow circle (one of the traditional colors of San Diego), in addition to brown letters that make up the team’s full name along the circle’s bottom edge.
1985 – 1986
Much of the second logo is the brown cursive writing that says ‘Padres’. This word greatly resembles the one written over the bat in the previous variant, except it’s now more of a bulkier serif with a lot of volume. They elevated its right tip and wrote ‘San Diego’ and ‘Baseball Club’ in black thin letters on each side.
1986 – 1990
In 1986, they removed the black written parts and only left the central piece.
1990 – 1991
The 1990 uses the same brown ‘Padres’ element, except with reduced volume and an additional grey ring behind it. The ring featured the secondary words (brown, this time) as the 1985 design, but in serif and cursive styles respectively. There were also two layers of outline on the ring: an inner brown and an outer orange.
1991 – 1992
All the brown elements from the 1990 emblem were replaced with the dark blue color, as was the outer frame on the ring.
1992 – 2004
The 1992 design mostly affected the ring coloring: grey turned to white, and the outer edge became orange again. In the middle section of the ring black vertical lines were also highlighted. They were there before, but much paler and thinner.
2004 – 2011
The new 2004 approach had a different, white ‘Padres’ inscription. Namely, it was more horizontal, had a lot more cursive to it and also featured lowercase letters as well as uppercase. It was then put in front of a dark blue shield with stylized lighter waves in its bottom.
The whole shield was further outlined with white and golden, as well as featured a small golden lettering in the top right corner that featured the city name.
2011 – 2012
The only change that happened in 2011 was the removal of the city lettering.
2012 – 2015
The 2012 logo was a yet new approach. It’s a blue stamp-like dark blue emblem with several layers. The outer-most layer was separated by two white rings and bore two inscriptions: the full club name above and the ‘baseball club’ below. Both were written in full capital letters, in white.
In the very middle, however, they put two massive letters: ‘S’ and ‘D’. They were also white but were intertwined and arranged diagonally, thus occupying a lot less space.
2015 – 2020
The 2015 one was instead just those two intertwined letters colored in dark blue, also taken from the emblem before.
2020 – today
Then, they basically replaced the blue with light brown, as the homage to the color palette team used before.
The team changed its uniform design rather frequently. Much of it was white with yellow or brown letters. The other popular combination featured dark blue with white letters or a reverse. These were primarily in use simultaneously with the blue logotypes from 1991 to 2020.
The occasional uniforms also featured mostly brown shirts with yellow details.
San Diego Padres Colors
SAN DIEGO PADRES BROWN
HEX COLOR: #2F241D;
RGB: (47, 36, 29)
CMYK: (61, 66, 72, 72)
PANTONE: PMS 412 C
SAN DIEGO PADRES GOLD
HEX COLOR: #FFC425;
RGB: (255, 196, 37)
CMYK: (0, 24, 93, 0)
PANTONE: PMS 7-8 C