1991 San Diego Padres season

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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)
Cox Cable
(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[edit]

Blockbuster Deal[edit]

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[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

1991 National League Records

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[edit]

Roster[edit]

1991 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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[edit]

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
Shawn Abner 53 115 19 .165 1 5
Garry Templeton 32 57 11 .193 1 6
Jim Vatcher 17 20 4 .200 0 2
Phil Stephenson 11 7 2 .286 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Larry Andersen 38 3 4 13 2.30 40
Jeremy Hernandez 9 0 0 2 0.00 9

Awards and honors[edit]

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

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[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/seminfr01.shtml
  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. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1991&t=SDN
  6. ^ a b Mike Aldrete at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Shawn Abner at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]