Padres to unveil retired numbers
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Posted Aug 20, 2004


Numbers of Dave Winfield, Randy Jones and Steve Garvey to Join Jackie Robinson.

The San Diego Padres will unveil the retired numbers of former players Dave Winfield (31), Randy Jones (35) and Steve Garvey (6) in a pregame ceremony this Friday, August 20 before the Padres take on the Florida Marlins.

Tony Gwynn will join the list of retired numbers in short order.

The numbers, which will be located atop the batter's eye in centerfield, will join Robinson's No. 42 which was previously unveiled on July 3. All three former Padres greats will be on hand at PETCO Park for the ceremony.

Dave Winfield, an outfielder, was the first player to enter the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a San Diego Padre. Going directly to the Major Leagues after being drafted out of the University of Minnesota, Winfield was the Padres team MVP in 1978 and 1979 and led the club in home runs five consecutive seasons (1976-80) and in RBI six straight times (1974-75, 1977-80). A 12-time All-Star and one of just seven players in Major League Baseball history to amass over 3,000 hits and 400 homers, Winfield currently serves as a Vice President and Senior Advisor for the Padres.

Randy Jones was the first Padres pitcher to win the Cy Young Award when he went 22-14 with a 2.76 ERA and 25 complete games in 1976. A two-time All-Star and the National League leader in ERA in 1975, Jones remains the club's all-time leader in innings pitched (1,765.0), starts (253), complete games (71) and shutouts (18). An active ambassador for Padres baseball in the community, Jones continues to make dozens of appearances every year in support of the Padres.

Steve Garvey, a first baseman, was a key component of the Padres 1984 National League Championship squad. A 10-time National League All-Star, including twice with the Padres, Garvey hit perhaps the most memorable home run in franchise history when he took Chicago Cubs closer Lee Smith deep with a two-run blast in Game Four of the 1984 NLCS.


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