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DC Padres: A Unique Baseball Team...We are a unique baseball team consisting entirely of Catholic priests and seminarians who were one time High School and/or College baseball players. We play fast pitch hardball with Catholic High School varsity baseball teams in front of crowds of up to 1000 people at Minor league ball parks in the Washington DC area in an effort to raise awareness and interest in the great vocation to the Catholic Priesthood. We are in our fourth season and our record is 5-3-1.  In each game we have a third inning stretch where we address the crowd on the topic of vocations. Here are two videos produced by the Archdiocese of Washington’s office of Multi-media that will give you a much better idea of what we are about:

Fall of 2011 Youtube Video (1 1/2 min);  Fall of 2013 Youtube Video (2 1/2 min).

DC Padres in August 2013 @ Baysox Stadium

DC Padres in August 2013 @ Baysox Stadium

2014 Season Schedule

Sunday, April 6th VS. The Heights @ Bowie Bay Sox Stadium  (result: Padres won 8-0) 

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 Sunday, April 27th VS. St. Mary’s Ryken @ Blue Crabs Stadium ($5.00 Discounted Tickets may be obtained either by presenting the Coupon Flyer at the ticket window on game day, which is good for one ticket per coupon flyer, OR, they can be purchased in advance for $6.00 by following this LINK to the Blue Crabs website and using the promotional code dcpadres

  • NB: Anyone who would like to attend the Knights of Columbus tailgate party from 12:45-1:45 on Sunday April 27th in the Blue Crabs parking lot, tickets are being sold for $10.00. These tickets are good for the AYCE hotdogs and hamburgers and non-alcoholic beverages and also good for both the Blue Crabs and DC Padres games. To purchase these tickets please call: Danny Fuller @ 301-475-0027.

Sunday, August 31st  VS. Gonzaga @ Bowie Bay Sox Stadium 

The Heights

The DC Padres and The Heights in the Spring of 2014 @ the Bowie Baysox Stadium


DC Padres and Bishop McNamara August 2013 @ Baysox Stadium

DC Padres and St. Mary’s Ryken in May 2013 @ the Blue Crabs Stadium


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DC Padres and Paul VI in April 2013 @ the Potomac Nationals Stadium


DC Padres and Seton High School Fall of 2012 @ the Potomac Nationals Stadium

St. Vincent Pallotti after playing the DC Padres at the Bowie Bay Sox Stadium Fall 2012

Bishop Martin Holley leads everyone in the pre-game prayer.

Bishop Holley throws the first pitch.

Fr. Larry Young (Manager), Bishop Holley, Ken Sheiber (Announcer)

Fr. Andrew Fisher


Seminarian Matthew Hoelscher playing Shortstop
Seminarian Adam Cesarek

Seminarian Adam Cesarek

Fr. Greg Shaffer comes in to relieve

Brother John Paoletti with a vicious swing

Fr. Larry Young secures an out

Seminarian Stephen Jagla safe at home

Seminarian Stephen Jagla safe at home

Fr. Larry Swink comes in to relieve

Fr. Dave Wells being held at first

Enthusiastic fans

Fr. Jose Raul De Leon takes off for second base

Seminarian Kevin Dansereau

Fr. Larry Swink signing autographs after the game

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