On Tuesday, November 14, the world of sports woke up mourning after it was revealed that the owner of the San Diego Padres, Peter Seidler, died at 63 years old.
Peter Seidler, owner of The San Diego Padres, passes away
The news was shared on the social media pages and the official website of the San Diego Padres, where they mourned the death of the team's owner:
Padres CEO Erik Greupner stated:
The Padres organization mourns the passing of our beloved chairman and owner, Peter Seidler. Today, our love and prayers encircle Peter’s family as they grieve the loss of an extraordinary husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend.
Peter, grandson of former owner of The Dodgers
It should be noted that Peter Seidler is the grandson of Walter O'Malley, known for being the former owner of The Dodgers before his son (Peter's uncle) took charge of this team until it was sold in 1998. Seidler took over The Padres in November 2020.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred also stated:
I am deeply saddened by the news of Peter’s passing. Peter grew up in a baseball family, and his love of the game was evident throughout his life. He was passionate about owning the Padres and bringing the fans of San Diego a team in which they could always take pride. Peter made sure the Padres were part of community solutions in San Diego, particularly with the homeless community. He was an enthusiastic supporter of using the Padres and Major League Baseball to bring people together and help others.
Condolences sent to Peter's family
Besides Manfred, Major League Baseball and thousands of fans of the baseball team sent condolences to the Seidler family as they expressed their shock and sadness on social media.
It should be noted that The Padres will open Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday so that fans that can show respect and condolences for the death of this beloved owner.