1991 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Werner
General manager(s)Joe McIlvaine
Manager(s)Greg Riddoch
Local televisionKUSI-TV
(Rick Monday, Jerry Coleman)
San Diego Cable Sports Network
(Bob Chandler, Ted Leitner)
XHBJ-TV
(Rafael Munoz, Victor Villa)
Local radioKFMB (AM)
(Bob Chandler, Jerry Coleman, Rick Monday, Ted Leitner)
XEXX
(Gustavo Lopez, Jr., Gustavo Lopez Moreno, Mario Thomas Zapiain)
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The 1991 San Diego Padres season was the 23rd season in franchise history.

Offseason

Blockbuster Deal

On December 4, 1990, the Padres traded second baseman Roberto Alomar and outfielder Joe Carter to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for first baseman Fred McGriff and shortstop Tony Fernández. Blue Jays GM Pat Gillick and Padres GM Joe McIlvaine originally talked about just trading Joe Carter for Fred McGriff.[4] The Padres were losing Jack Clark and needed a new first baseman. The Blue Jays had John Olerud ready to take over at first base but were losing outfielder George Bell. Gillick decided to up the ante by trying to get Roberto Alomar. Gillick figured that with Garry Templeton in the twilight of his career, Fernández would be an adequate replacement.[4] Alomar feuded with Padres manager Greg Riddoch and the thinking was that Bip Roberts and Joey Cora could platoon at second base.[4] Alomar and Carter would go on to help the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1992 World Series and 1993 World Series.

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 48–33 46–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 93 69 0.574 1 54–27 39–42
San Diego Padres 84 78 0.519 10 42–39 42–39
San Francisco Giants 75 87 0.463 19 43–38 32–49
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 20 39–42 35–46
Houston Astros 65 97 0.401 29 37–44 28–53

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–6 11–7 13–5 7–11 5–7 9–3 5–7 9–3 11–7 9–9 9–3
Chicago 6–6 4–8 9–3 2–10 10–7 11–6 8–10 7–11 4–8 6–6 10–8
Cincinnati 7–11 8–4 9–9 6–12 6–6 5–7 9–3 2–10 8–10 10–8 4–8
Houston 5–13 3–9 9–9 8–10 2–10 7–5 7–5 4–8 6–12 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 11–7 10–2 12–6 10–8 5–7 7–5 7–5 7–5 10–8 8–10 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 6–6 10–2 7–5 4–14 4–14 6–12 6–6 7–5 7–11
New York 3–9 6–11 7–5 5–7 5–7 14–4 11–7 6–12 7–5 6–6 7–11
Philadelphia 7-5 10–8 3–9 5–7 5–7 14–4 7–11 6–12 9–3 6–6 6–12
Pittsburgh 3–9 11–7 10–2 8–4 5–7 12–6 12–6 12–6 7–5 7–5 11–7
San Diego 7–11 8–4 10–8 12–6 8–10 6–6 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–7 9–3
San Francisco 9–9 6–6 8–10 9–9 10–8 5–7 6–6 6–6 5–7 7–11 4–8
St. Louis 3–9 8–10 8–4 7–5 6–6 11–7 11–7 12–6 7–11 3–9 8–4


Notable transactions

Roster

1991 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Benito Santiago 152 580 155 .267 17 87
1B Fred McGriff 153 528 147 .278 31 106
2B Bip Roberts 117 424 119 .281 3 32
3B Scott Coolbaugh 60 180 39 .217 2 15
SS Tony Fernández 145 558 152 .272 4 38
LF Jerald Clark 118 369 84 .228 10 47
CF Darrin Jackson 122 359 94 .262 21 49
RF Tony Gwynn 134 530 168 .317 4 62

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Tim Teufel 97 307 70 .228 11 42
Thomas Howard 106 281 70 .249 4 22
Jack Howell 58 160 33 .206 6 16
Paul Faries 57 130 23 .177 0 7
Shawn Abner 53 115 19 .165 1 5
Kevin Ward 44 107 26 .243 2 8
Craig Shipley 37 91 25 .275 1 6
Jim Presley 20 59 8 .136 1 5
Tom Lampkin 38 58 11 .190 0 3
Oscar Azócar 38 57 14 .246 0 9
Garry Templeton 32 57 11 .193 1 6
José Mota 17 36 8 .222 0 2
Dann Bilardello 15 26 7 .269 0 5
Jim Vatcher 17 20 4 .200 0 2
Marty Barrett 12 16 3 .188 1 3
Mike Aldrete 12 15 0 .000 0 1
Brian Dorsett 11 12 1 .083 0 1
Phil Stephenson 11 7 2 .286 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Andy Benes 33 223 15 11 3.03 167
Bruce Hurst 31 221.2 15 8 3.29 141
Dennis Rasmussen 24 146.2 6 13 3.74 75
Greg W. Harris 20 133 9 5 2.23 95
Ed Whitson 13 78.2 4 6 5.03 40
Adam Peterson 13 54.2 3 4 4.45 37
Ricky Bones 11 54 4 6 4.83 31
Eric Nolte 6 22 3 2 11.05 15
Atlee Hammaker 1 4.2 0 1 5.79 1

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
José Meléndez 31 93.2 8 5 3.27 60
Derek Lilliquist 6 14.1 0 2 8.79 7

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Maddux 64 7 2 5 2.46 57
Rich Rodriguez 64 3 1 0 3.26 40
Craig Lefferts 54 1 6 23 3.91 48
Larry Andersen 38 3 4 13 2.30 40
John Costello 27 1 0 0 3.09 24
Wes Gardner 14 0 1 1 7.08 9
Pat Clements 12 1 0 0 3.77 8
Jim Lewis 12 0 0 0 4.15 10
Steve Rosenberg 10 1 1 0 6.94 6
Jeremy Hernandez 9 0 0 2 0.00 9
Tim Scott 2 0 0 0 9.00 1
Darrin Jackson 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas Stars Pacific Coast League Jim Riggleman
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Steve Lubratich
A High Desert Mavericks California League Bruce Bochy
A Waterloo Diamonds Midwest League Bryan Little
A Charleston Rainbows South Atlantic League Dave Trembley
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League Gene Glynn
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Ken Berry

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: High Desert[9]

References

  1. ^ "Frank Seminara Stats | Baseball-Reference.com".
  2. ^ Scott Coolbaugh at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jim Vatcher at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b c Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball, Stephen Brunt, p.261, Penguin Books, ISBN 0-14-023978-2
  5. ^ 100 Things Braves Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die: Revised and Updated, Jack Wilkinson, Triumph Books, Chicago, 2019, ISBN 978-1-62937-694-3, p.172
  6. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1991&t=SDN
  7. ^ a b Mike Aldrete at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Shawn Abner at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007