2014 San Diego Padres Season

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Jerry Coleman

A big change for the Padres happened in the offseason when longtime announcer, former manager, war hero and great American Jerry Coleman passed away on January 5.[11] Fans turned out to visit his statue to honor him the night after his passing was announced.[12] Gaslamp Ball writers and readers penned their tributes and memories of their beloved voice of the franchise.[13][14][15][16][17][18] The Padres held a beautiful memorial service for The Colonel on January 18.[19][20]





Tony Gwynn

On June 16, franchise icon Tony Gwynn passed away.[21][22] The Padres were out of town, but the opposing Mariners helped honor him with a video tribute and the number 19 displayed in the infield dirt.[23] When the club returned home they honored their fallen legend with the number 19 displayed in CF, behind home plate and on patches on the Padres' uniforms, a tribute by the players in RF during a moment of silence for the entire crowd, the Aztecs baseball team accompanying Aztecs Executive Head Coach Mark Martinez as he threw out the first pitch and with their own video tributes.[24] The tributes to the fallen Hall of Famer were widespread and tremendously heartfelt. Fans came to Petco Park the day of his death despite there being no game there just to be with his statue (which included some Chargers coaches and players).[25] His friends reacted publicly to his passing.[26] Writers penned their praise and sadness.[27] That includes some at Gaslamp Ball.[28][29] Many of the other Major League teams held tributes to the admired man.[30] The City, County, SDSU and others honored him on June 19th.[31] As soon as the Padres had an off day that could accommodate it, they held a memorial at Petco Park to the man they had honored many times there.[32] Padres fans, baseball fans and San Diegans did all they could in vain to try to fill the void that came when a great one left.






  1. Padres signing of Josh Johnson is FRESH!
  2. Padres Trade Dean Anna for Yankees' Ben Paullus
  3. Padres Trade 2 for 1 With Pirates
  4. Devin Jones Stats and Such
  5. Luke Gregerson trade for Seth Smith is rotten!
  6. Anthony Bass Headed For Houston
  7. Padres Get Top Rule 5 Draft Pick Patrick Schuster
  8. Padres free agent signing of Joaquin Benoit declared FRESH!
  9. Jesus Guzman Traded To Houston
  10. Padres' 7 player trade with the Rays is FRESH!
  11. RIP Jerry Coleman, 1924-2014
  12. Jerry Coleman Statue open until 11:30 tonight
  13. Remembering The Colonel by Darklighter
  14. Hang A Star On That One by jodes0405
  15. Looking back at What Did Jerry Coleman Do Today? by Dex
  16. Why Jerry Coleman Made Baseball Great by del4rel
  17. On Lifetimes by abara
  18. The World's Biggest Padres Fan by recorddigger
  19. Padres will host memorial service for Coleman
  20. [1]The Padres Hang A Star For Jerry Coleman
  21. Tony Gwynn loses fight with cancer
  22. Padres legend Tony Gwynn passes away at age 54
  23. Tigers, Mariners honor Tony Gwynn with '5.5' hole
  24. Padres and fans pay tribute to Gwynn in first home game since his passing
  25. Fans Gather At Petco To Remember Tony Gwynn
  26. Tony Gwynn's friends and teammates react to his passing
  27. Tributes to Tony
  28. What Tony Gwynn Meant to Me by Jonny Dub
  29. Remembering Tony Gwynn by Dex
  30. Teams throughout baseball pay tribute to Tony
  31. Gwynn celebrated throughout city of San Diego
  32. Tony Gwynn Memorial Tribute scheduled for June 26th