On Tuesday, the Padres announced the late Kevin Towers, the Padres’ former general manager from 1995 to 2009, will be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
He is a man well-respected around the game of baseball, not just in San Diego. He was also the GM for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2010 to 2014.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 20, 2018
This is fantastic news that is long overdue. Sadly, Towers will be inducted posthumously, but the announcement goes perfectly with the 1998 celebrations that are littered throughout this season, a team that Towers orchestrated himself. In fact, Towers was the Padres’ general manager for four of the five playoff runs in franchise history.
The 1998 team is special to Padres fans, and it’s only fitting that Towers be inducted as the organization recognizes that team 20 years later.
Kevin Towers is elected to the #Padres Hall of Fame.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 20, 2018
Towers passed away on January 30 of this year because of complications from cancer.
He will become the 15th member of the Padres Hall of Fame. Jack McKeon was the last to be inducted last season.
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