Throughout the team's history, the San Diego Padres have used six different logos and four different color combinations. The original team colors were brown and gold. Their first logo depicts a friar swinging a bat with Padres written at the top while standing in a sun-like figure with San Diego Padres on the exterior of it. The "Swinging Friar" has popped up on the uniform on and off ever since (he is currently on the left sleeve of the navy alternate jersey) although the head of the friar has been tweaked from the original in recent years.
2020 - Present
For the 2020 season, the Padres unveiled a new color for their primary logo, featuring the interlocked initials “SD” in brown.
2015 - 2019
For the 2016 season, the Padres unveiled a new primary logo, featuring the interlocken initials “SD” in midnight blue. They have removed the roundel along with the wordmark.
2012 - 2014
For the 2012 season, the Padres unveiled a new primary logo, featuring the initials “SD” inside a navy blue circle with the words “SAN DIEGO PADRES BASEBALL CLUB” adorning the outer circle.
The “SAN DIEGO” has been removed from the top right corner of the logo for the 2011 season.
2004 - 2010
The logo was completely changed when the team changed stadiums between the 2003 – 2004 seasons, as the logo now looks similar to home plate with “SAN DIEGO” written in sand font at the top right corner and the “Padres” new wordmark written completely across the center. The white, blue and navy blue waves finish the bottom of the plate.
1992 - 2003
The Padres changed their logo for the third time in three years, again by switching colors of the ring. The logo became a white ring with fewer stripes in the center and a darker blue “PADRES” wordmark with orange shadows.
In 1991, the logo was changed to a silver ring with the “PADRES” wordmark changing from brown to blue.
In 1989, the Padres took the wordmark “PADRES” logo that was used from 1985 – 1988 and put it in a tan ring that read “SAN DIEGO Baseball Club” with a striped center.
1986 - 1989
The Padres removed the wordmark that were on top and bottom of the scripted “PADRES” in brown with an orange trim.
In 1985, the Padres switched to using a script-like logo in which “PADRES” was written sloped up. A wordmark in a different font “SAN DIEGO” on top and “BASEBALL CLUB” on the bottom.
1969 - 1984
The Padres first logo depicts a friar swinging a bat with Padres written on top of the baseball bat. A yellow circle is all around the “swinging friar” and a wordmark is below “SAN DIEGO PADRES” in brown.