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2015 Padres have yet to claim their first walk-off win

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Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes it's a walk-off win that can really inspire fans and the team itself.  The player drives in a run, he's rushed by his teammates, they bounce around grabbing at his clothing, pounding his helmet, rubbing his head and then while all worked up they hurry into the clubhouse and take cold, cold showers.

That elusive walk-off win has been noticeably absent this season for the Padres.  The highlights played on the new HD scoreboard include walk-off wins from the previous season and it's just not the same.

Every Padres season has included a walk-off win so far.  The fewest a Padres team has ever recorded has been 3.  That happened in 1981 and 1994, both strike shortened seasons. It was the 1989 season however that had the lowest walk-off win percentage.

Lowest Walk-off win percentage

Year

# of Home Games

# of Walk-offs

Walk-off Average

2015

24



1989

81

4

4.94

1994

57

3

5.26

1981

55

3

5.45

The 1986 team had the most with walk-off wins with 15.  Over 18% of their home games ended with a walk-off win.

Highest walk-off win percentage

Year

# of Home Games

# of Walk-offs

Walk-off Average

1986

81

15

18.52

1979

81

13

16.05

1995

72

10

13.89

Tonight the Padres are scheduled to play their 25th home game.  If they're lucky enough to win on a walk-off they'll still be the 4th slowest to complete the feat.  The all-time Padres franchise record of 31 is well within reach, but I get the feeling they won't need to worry about getting there.  They're due.

The first walk-off wins of the season

Year

Home Game #

Outcome

1990

31

W-wo

1989

29

W-wo

2012

28

W-wo

1983

21

W-wo

1993

21

W-wo

1996

21

W-wo

1982

19

W-wo

1975

18

W-wo

1994

16

W-wo

2014

16

W-wo

2003

14

W-wo

2008

14

W-wo

1969

12

W-wo

1970

12

W-wo

2013

11

W-wo

1980

9

W-wo

1974

8

W-wo

1978

8

W-wo

2009

8

W-wo

2011

8

W-wo

2002

7

W-wo

2006

7

W-wo

1972

5

W-wo

1976

5

W-wo

1977

5

W-wo

1985

5

W-wo

1988

5

W-wo

1981

4

W-wo

1987

4

W-wo

1991

4

W-wo

2001

4

W-wo

2010

4

W-wo

1971

3

W-wo

1984

3

W-wo

1992

3

W-wo

1995

3

W-wo

1999

3

W-wo

1973

2

W-wo

1979

2

W-wo

1997

2

W-wo

2000

2

W-wo

2007

2

W-wo

1986

1

W-wo

1998

1

W-wo

2004

1

W-wo

2005

1

W-wo