Padres uniform history: Since 2000

April, 19, 2011
OK, one last decade ... and then we'll take the winners of our four polls and have a run-off vote to determine the best Padres uniform of all time. In case you missed it, here are the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

Trevor Hoffman, 2005
HoffmanLisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesHoffman recorded 552 saves during his 16 seasons with the Padres.
After reaching the World Series in 1998, the Padres followed up with five consecutive losing seasons. They moved into Petco Park in 2004 and won 87 games and then won NL West titles in 2005 (albeit with just 82 wins) and 2006. The team ditched the home pinstripes in 2002 and then in 2004 unveiled the new script lettering for the home whites it still uses today.

Jake Peavy, 2006
PeavyScott Cunningham/Getty ImagesPeavy led the NL twice in ERA, twice in strikeouts and once in wins while with the Padres.
The team lost in the Division Series both seasons and then behind the Cy Young performance of Peavy (19-6, 2.54) tied for NL West title with the Rockies in 2007. The Padres took an early 5-3 lead in the tiebreaker at Coors Field, but Peavy couldn't hold the lead. The Padres scored twice in the top of the 13th, but Hoffman allowed three runs in the bottom of the inning. Peavy pitches in the sand-colored jersey the Padres wore on the road from 2004 through 2010.

David Wells, 2007
David WellsAndy Hayt/Getty ImagesSan Diego native Wells had two different stints with the Padres.
Beginning in 2000, the Padres have honored the heavy military influence in the San Diego area by wearing various camouflage-themed jerseys. Here's the 2007 version as sported by Wells.

Adrian Gonzalez, 2010
Adrian GonzalezDoug Pensinger/Getty ImagesGonzalez finished fourth in the 2010 NL MVP vote after hitting.298 with 31 home runs.
2010 proved to be a surprising-yet-painful season for the Padres. Led by Gonzalez and a lights-out bullpen, the Padres had a 6 1/2-game lead in late August but then lost 10 games in a row and finished two games behind the Giants. Gonzalez wears the solid blue road alternate.

Jason Bartlett, 2011
Jason BartlettDilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesBartlett and the Padres are hoping to repeat the magic of 2010.
For 2011, the Padres ditched the sand road uniforms and switched to a more traditional gray-and-blue palate, although they kept the same style of lettering. Do you like the upgrade? Place your vote and then check back Wednesday for one final vote.

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