The San Diego Padres today announced the 2016 Padres Hall of Fame class. Former Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti and San Diego native Ted Williams will be inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame this summer: Williams on Friday, July 1, in conjunction with the grand opening of the Padres Hall of Fame, and Caminiti on Saturday, August 6 during Padres Hall of Fame Weekend. The elections were made by the Padres front office in collaboration with the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) and local sports media.
Major League Baseball has announced the winners of the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease. The Honorary Bat Girl for the San Diego Padres is Christine Trimble of San Diego.