San Antonio Missions
- Location: San Antonio, TX
- League: Texas League 1933-1942, 1946-1962, 1968-1971, 1988-2018; Pacific Coast League 2019; Double-A Central 2021; Texas League 2022-
- Affiliation: St. Louis Browns 1933-1953; Baltimore Orioles 1954-1958; Chicago Cubs 1959-1962, 1968-1971; Los Angeles Dodgers 1988-2000; Seattle Mariners 2001-2006; San Diego Padres 2007-2018; Milwaukee Brewers 2019-2020; San Diego Padres 2021-present
- Ballpark: Tech Field 1933-1946; Mission Stadium 1947-64; V. J. Keefe Memorial Stadium 1968-93; Municipal Stadium 1994-95; Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium 1995-present
The San Antonio Missions, formerly of the Pacific Coast League, briefly in Double-A Central, and now in the Texas League, are in the largest U.S. city that does not have MLB. The San Diego Padres farmhands play their home games at Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium in San Antonio, TX.
After 118 Double-A campaigns between 1888 and 2018, mostly in the Texas League, the city landed Triple-A when three commonly owned teams moved in 2019. However, after the Coronavirus pandemic killed the 2020 season, MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization moved the Missions franchise back down to Double-A, and from the Milwaukee Brewers' farm system to that of the Padres.
The Missions achieved a rare feat during the 2022 season when on May 15th, four pitchers threw a combined no-hitter and three games later, on May 18th, four other pitchers also combined to throw a no-hitter.
The Missions play Copa de la Diversión Hispanic engagement campaign games as Flying Chanclas de San Antonio (San Antonio Flying Flip Flops).
|1933||79-72||4th||Hank Severeid||League Champs|
|1934||89-65||2nd||Hank Severeid||Lost League Finals|
|1937||85-76||4th||Zack Taylor||Lost in 1st round|
|1938||93-67||2nd||Zack Taylor||Lost League Finals|
|1939||89-72||3rd||Zack Taylor||Lost in 1st round|
|1940||89-72||2nd||Marty McManus||Lost in 1st round|
|1942||80-68||4th||Ralph Winegarner||Lost in 1st round|
|1946||87-65||3rd||Jimmy Adair||Lost in 1st round|
|1947||60-94||7th (t)||Jimmy Adair (20-27) / Marc Carrola (40-67)|
|1950||79-75||4th||Don Heffner||League Champs|
|1951||86-75||2nd||Jo-Jo White||Lost League Finals|
|1953||67-87||7th||Jimmie Crandall (37-55) / Bill Norman (30-32)|
|1954||78-83||5th (t)||Don Heffner|
|1955||93-68||2nd||Don Heffner||Lost in 1st round|
|1957||76-78||3rd||Joe Schultz||Lost in 1st round|
|1959||75-70||4th||Grady Hatton||Lost League Finals|
|1960||77-68||2nd||Grady Hatton (50-42) / Lou Klein (27-24)||Lost in 1st round|
|1961||74-65||3rd||Ripper Collins (14-15) / Harry Craft (13-6) / Bobby Adams (15-17) / Verlon Walker (32-27)||League Champs|
- Rob Terranova: "Missions notch second no-no in less than a week", mlb.com, May 19, 2022.