Tom Seidler is president of the Class A Visalia Rawhide.
Mickelson is a four-time major champion who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in May.
After presiding over what had been baseball’s oldest family dynasty, Peter O'Malley sold the Dodgers to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Group in March 1998 for about $311 million _ at the time the most ever paid for a U.S. sports franchise.
Walter O’Malley died in 1979.
By comparison, the Padres have been to two World Series, losing in 1984 and 1998.
Moores, who made a fortune in computer software, bought a majority stake in the Padres for approximately $80 million in December 1994 from a 15-member group headed by TV producer Tom Werner, who eight years later became chairman of the Boston Red Sox.
In November 1998, voters overwhelmingly approved the construction of Petco Park. The downtown ballpark didn’t open until 2004, however, due to lawsuits and a federal investigation into Moores‘ dealings with a city councilwoman.