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Padres about front of jersey, not back

San Diego's big names are all gone, but that doesn't mean club can't keep on winning

Originally Published: March 14, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The San Diego Padres have never won a World Series or pitched a no-hitter, but they sure have a knack for churning out icons. Dave Winfield defined power and athleticism at San Diego Stadium before the "Bronx Zoo" phase of his career. Tony Gwynn won eight batting titles while laying claim to the title of "Mr. Padre," and Trevor Hoffman enhanced his legacy every time he hitched up his belt and left the bullpen to the accompaniment of "Hells Bells."

In recent years, Jake Peavy ...

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