Best San Diego Padres Books


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Feed your noggin with knowledge or pass the time in between innings. Any San Diego Padres fan should be well-read on our fine city.

The Sweet SpotA great gift idea for San Diego Padres fans, The Sweet Spot lays out the story behind Petco Park’s construction, considered by many to be America’s most beautiful ballpark. From commemorative bricks to acres of sod and peat moss to every single seat, The Sweet Spot’s color photos, trivia, and interviews reveal each step of the San Diego landmark’s four-year path to completion. Behind-the-scenes info, including collaboration with Padres stars such as Phil Nevin and team MVP Mark Loretta, allows The Sweet Spot to deliver up secrets for curious fans. The Sweet Spot, the only authorized history of Petco Park, is a comprehensive keepsake of the park’s backbreaking construction and grand opening.

On April 9, 2004 the San Diego Padres inaugurated their new ballpark, Petco, with a win against upstate rival San Francisco Giants. The Sweet Spot lays out the story behind the construction of Petco, considered by many to be America’s most beautiful ballpark. From commemorative bricks to acres of peat moss and sod to each and every one of the 42,000 seats, The Sweet Spot’s 350-plus color photos, park trivia, interviews, and more clearly and beautifully reveal each step of Petco’s four-year path from pre-groundbreaking to completion. Detailed behind-the-scenes information, including collaboration with Padres stars such as Phil Nevin and team MVP Mark Loretta, allows The Sweet Spot to deliver up secrets for curious fans. The only authorized history of San Diego’s Petco Park, The Sweet Spot features a foreword by Padres legend Tony Gwynn and is a vivid visual commemoration of Petco Park’s backbreaking construction and victorious grand opening. Get this book at a discount!

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Bob Chandler’s Tales from the San Diego Padres Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Padres Stories Ever Told – A book for any Padres fan, Bob Chandler’s Tales from the San Diego Padres is a behind-the-dugout look at our local baseball team. As the Padres’ announcer, Chandler accumulated years and years of anecdotes and funny stories he shares with baseball historian Bill Swank, including Tony Gwynn and Randy Jones. Jerry Coleman wrote the foreword. Check this book out. A great gift!

Padres Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Real Fan! – This book provides a comprehensive summary of San Diego Padres history, a great tome for connecting Padres fans from different generations. It is full of stories, stats, photos and fun anecdotes.

San Diego Padres: The First Half Century – One of the best gift ideas is a book, and here is another great one that really encapsulates the aura of the San Diego Padres since their inception 50 years ago. It features memorable moments and the stories behind them.

For Kids Don’t forget something for the kids! Baseball for Kids: A Young Fan’s Guide to the History of the Game – fascinating and fun, a deep dive into baseball past and present. Lots of facts for kids of all ages to devour.


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