1990 San Diego Padres season
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|1990 San Diego Padres|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Joan Kroc, Tom Werner|
|General manager(s)||Jack McKeon|
|Manager(s)||Jack McKeon, Greg Riddoch|
|Local television||KUSI-TV(Rick Monday, Jerry Coleman)|
|Local radio||KFMB (AM)
(Bob Chandler, Jerry Coleman, Rick Monday, Ted Leitner)
(Gustavo Lopez, Mario Thomas Zapiain, Eduardo Ortega)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Award winners
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- November 16, 1989: Don Schulze was released by the Padres.
- December 6, 1989: Fred Lynn was signed as a free agent by the Padres.
- December 6, 1989: Sandy Alomar, Jr., Carlos Baerga and Chris James were traded by the Padres to the Cleveland Indians for Joe Carter.
- December 12, 1989: Craig Lefferts was signed by the Padres as a free agent.
- January 11, 1990: Ronn Reynolds was signed as a Free Agent with the San Diego Padres.
- February 27, 1990: Omar Olivares was traded by the Padres to the St. Louis Cardinals for Alex Cole and Steve Peters.
- Joe Carter set a club record for most RBIs in a season.
- July 12, 1990: Jack McKeon, holding the dual positions of general manager and field manager of the Padres, turns over the managing portfolio to one of his coaches, Greg Riddoch, during the All-Star break. The Padres are 37–43 (.463) and in fourth place in the NL West at the time of McKeon's resignation.
- July 25, 1990: Roseanne Barr performed a controversial rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" before a game against the Cincinnati Reds. As she later reported, she was initially having trouble hearing herself over the public-address system, so she was singing as loudly as possible, and her rendition of the song sounded "screechy". Following her rendition, she mimicked the often-seen actions of players by spitting and grabbing her crotch as if adjusting a protective cup. Barr claimed she had been encouraged by baseball officials to "bring humor to the song". The song and the closing routine offended many in the audience, and it was replayed frequently on television, drawing further attention to it.
- September 23, 1990: Ten weeks after stepping down as field manager, McKeon is fired from his general manager position by the Padres' new ownership group. He had led the San Diego front office since July 1980 and had acquired many of the players who led the team to its 1984 National League pennant. He is replaced by New York Mets executive Joe McIlvaine.
Opening Day starters
- Roberto Alomar
- Joe Carter
- Jack Clark
- Tony Gwynn
- Fred Lynn
- Bip Roberts
- Benito Santiago
- Eric Show
- Garry Templeton 
|Los Angeles Dodgers||86||76||0.531||5||47–34||39–42|
|San Francisco Giants||85||77||0.525||6||49–32||36–45|
|San Diego Padres||75||87||0.463||16||37–44||38–43|
Record vs. opponents
1990 National League Records
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- June 4, 1990: 1990 Major League Baseball draft
- July 11, 1990: Alex Cole was traded by the Padres to the Cleveland Indians for Tom Lampkin.
- July 12, 1990: Mark Grant was traded by the Padres to the Atlanta Braves for Derek Lilliquist.
- August 24, 1990: Atlee Hammaker was signed as a free agent by the Padres.
|1990 San Diego Padres|
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Greg W. Harris||73||117.1||8||8||9||2.30||97|
- Joe Carter, National League Leader in At-Bats (634)
- Jack Clark, National League Leader Walks (104)
- Bruce Hurst, National League Leader Shutouts (4)
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- Don Schulze at Baseball Reference
- Fred Lynn at Baseball Reference
- Sandy Alomar, Jr. at Baseball Reference
- Craig Lefferts at Baseball Reference
- Alex Cole at Baseball Reference
- 1990 San Diego Padres Roster by Baseball Almanac
- 1st Round of the 1990 June Draft at Baseball-Reference.com
- Alan Benes at Baseball Reference
- Derek Lilliquist at Baseball Reference
- Atlee Hammaker at Baseball Reference
- 1990 San Diego Padres Statistics and Roster Archived March 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007