1969: Padres Beaten by Moose

May 21, 1969, San Diego: Pirates 11, Padres 1 (box score)

The Padres ran into a Moose on Wednesday — right-hander Bob Moose. After winning eight games as a rookie the previous season, the 21-year-old Pennsylvania native had gotten off to a slow start in 1969.

On this day, however, Moose was in complete control from the beginning. Of course, the fact that his offense scored 11 runs behind him didn’t hurt.

Holding a 4-1 lead entering the sixth inning, the Pirates erupted for four runs against San Diego left-hander Billy McCool. The key blow in the sixth was a grand slam by Al Oliver. The next inning, Pittsburgh plated three more runs on singles by Moose and Roberto Clemente (with a Richie Hebner double between the two), and the rout was on.

The Padres? They were never in this one. After the third inning, they couldn’t even get a runner into scoring position.

Trivia: The Padres had one extra-base hit in the game, a third-inning double by starting pitcher Tommie Sisk, who came around to score San Diego’s only run. In 266 plate appearances over nine seasons, Sisk managed exactly one extra-base hit.

Elsewhere in the world: Drummer and music producer Joey Waronker was born in Los Angeles, Calif.

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