Buzzie Bavasi

Inducted in 2007, Buzzie Bavasi helped bring Major League Baseball to San Diego when the National League awarded the city a franchise in the 1969 season with Bavasi the president and part-owner. He served the Padres as president from 1969 to 1977 and remained a San Diego resident with a home in La Jolla. Bavasi was inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame in 2001.