Who are the last 5 San Diego Padres players with 100 RBI in a single season?

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Phil Nevin follows the flight of his batted ball
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5) Last 5 Padres players with 100 RBI: Phil Nevin, 2000 (107), 2001 (126), 2004 (105)

This list goes so far back, you have to look at the current manager of the Los Angeles Angels to find the fifth-most recent player to drive in 100 or more runs in a single season. Phil Nevin did so three times, most recently in 2004.

Nevin spent his first four years playing no more than 93 games in a season and playing for three different franchises. The Padres got their hands on him in the 1999 season, and immediately steered his career in the right direction. Nevin didn't drive in 100 runs that first year, but he did so his second season with the club.

In the 2000 season, Nevin had a great year. He had a .916 OPS and hit 31 home runs while driving in 107 runs. For reference, he had 94 RBI in four years and 253 games before joining the Padres. Nevin drove in 107 in 143 games in 2000.

The 2000 season was a great one, but Nevin's 2001 was one to really remember. The third baseman slashed .306/.388/.488 with 41 home runs and 126 RBI. Yes, he drove in 126 runs in a single season. He didn't even play in every game either, as he missed 12 in total. Nevin finished just four RBI shy of Ken Caminiti's franchise record set in 1996, and Nevin still is in second in the franchise's single-season RBI leaderboard.

Nevin struggled in each of the next two seasons to play enough games to give him a shot at 100, but his next healthy season came in 2004. Of course, Nevin was back on the board with another 100 RBI season. He drove in 105 in that season thanks in large part to his 26 home runs.