1991 San Diego Padres season

1991 San Diego Padres season

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 GB Pct.
Atlanta Braves 94 68 -- .580
Los Angeles Dodgers 93 69 1.0 .574
San Diego Padres 84 78 10.0 .519
San Francisco Giants 75 87 19.0 .463
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 20.0 .457
Houston Astros 65 97 29.0 .401

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 Santiago, BenitoBenito Santiago 152 580 155 .267 17 87
1B McGriff, FredFred McGriff 153 528 147 .278 31 106
2B Roberts, BipBip Roberts 117 424 119 .281 3 32
3B Coolbaugh, ScottScott Coolbaugh 60 180 39 .217 2 15
SS Fernández, TonyTony Fernández 145 558 152 .272 4 38
LF Clark, JeraldJerald Clark 118 369 84 .228 10 47
CF Jackson, DarrinDarrin Jackson 122 359 94 .262 21 49
RF Gwynn, TonyTony 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
Abner, ShawnShawn Abner 53 115 19 .165 1 5
Templeton, GarryGarry Templeton 32 57 11 .193 1 6
Vatcher, JimJim Vatcher 17 20 4 .200 0 2
Stephenson, PhilPhil 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

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

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
Andersen, LarryLarry Andersen 38 3 4 13 2.30 40
Hernandez, JeremyJeremy Hernandez 9 0 0 2 0.00 9

Awards and honors

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

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
Short-Season A Spokane Indians Northwest League Gene Glynn
Rookie AZL Padres Arizona League Ken Berry
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: High Desert[8]

References

External links

  • 1991 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1991 San Diego Padres team page at Baseball Almanac