|Lake Elsinore Storm|
Founded in 1994
Lake Elsinore, California
|Minor league affiliations|
|Previous classes||Class A-Advanced (1994–2020)|
|League||Low-A West (2021–present)|
|California League (1994–2020)|
|Major league affiliations|
|Team||San Diego Padres (2001–present)|
|Previous teams||California Angels (1981–2000)|
|Minor league titles|
|League titles (3)|
|Division titles (6)|
|Mascots||Thunder, Mini Thunder, and Jackpot|
|Ballpark||Lake Elsinore Diamond (1994–present)|
|Gary E. Jacobs / Storm LP|
|General Manager||Christine Kavic (CFO) & Shaun Brock (CEO)|
The Lake Elsinore Storm are a Minor League Baseball team in Lake Elsinore, California, United States. They are a Low-A classification team of the Low-A West and a farm team of the San Diego Padres. The Storm plays their home games at Lake Elsinore Diamond (Pete Lehr Field), which opened in 1994; the park seats 7,866 fans.
This team relocated three times and has been traced back to the Redwood Pioneers, then the Palm Springs Angels, and finally the Lake Elsinore Storm. As the Palm Springs Angels and later as the Storm, it had previously been the "high-A" affiliate of the Angels until the end of the 2000 season (along with their former mascot, Hamlet), when it and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes switched affiliations. Some former members of the Storm later became members of the Angels 2002 World Series championship team.
On May 18, 2007, the Storm set a league record for most lopsided victory, beating the Lancaster JetHawks by a 30–0 score.
Since the 2004 opening of Petco Park, the new home field of the Padres, the Storm have played one home game there toward the end of each season, as the second half of a doubleheader following a Padres daytime home game. Usually, its opponent has been the California League farm team of the Padres' same-day opponents.
In 2011, Nate Freiman played for the Storm setting single-season club records with 22 home runs and 111 RBIs.
On September 7, 2019, the Storm defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 11-2 to win the California League South Division Finals and advance to their sixth California League Championship Series. They faced the Visalia Rawhide, the champions of the North Division, losing the series 3-1.
In conjunction with Major League Baseball's restructuring of Minor League Baseball in 2021, the Storm were organized into the Low-A West.
60-day injured list