close
close

Padres celebrate 40 years of 1984 World Series team

Padres celebrate 40 years of 1984 World Series team

San Diego (KUSI) – The San Diego Padres’ first World Series appearance in franchise history was honored Wednesday afternoon as the 1984 team’s 40th year of existence was honored Wednesday afternoon. The usual suspects addressed the media before first pitch. “Tempy,” aka Garry Templeton, Steve Garvey, Terry Kennedy, also in attendance: longtime Padres announcer Ted Leitner. Alicia Gwynn, wife of the late Tony Gwynn. Who won eight career batting titles with the Padres and was also third in the race for the National League Most Valuable Player award this season.

“Forty years of championships and some great friends, memories and relationships that I still have with a lot of the guys,” Padres shortstop Garry Templeton said. “It’s a fun time for me right now.”

“1984 was the most exciting time I’ve ever seen Tony that excited.” It was the first time I’d ever seen my husband that excited, it was the most exciting time of his life.” Because he was drafted in 1982, going to the World Series in 1984 was one of the most exciting times of his life.” Alicia Gwynn, said. Wife of the late Tony Gwynn.

“The guys in St. Louis and their leadership, and then Nettles and Gossage, and then all of a sudden Dick Williams, who becomes a Hall of Fame manager, leading us,” said Padres first baseman Steve Garvey.

“It was a team and a city that came together and created the baseball city you see today,” Ted Leitner, a longtime Padres broadcaster, said. “It was packed and sold out every day. Those guys set the tone, along with Dick Williams, the manager, of an incredibly important team.”

Copyright 2024 Nexstar Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

For the latest news, weather, sports and video coverage, visit FOX 5 San Diego and KUSI News.