The second part of my “epic pitchers duels” series is up at Hardball Times and focuses on the 1940s. There is a little more of a San Diego/Padres connection in this installment. Bob Kennedy (father of former Padres catcher Terry Kennedy) merits a mention, as does the pride of Hoover High, Ted Williams. One of the stellar pitching performances detailed in the article is by right-hander Jesse Flores, who won 21 games for the PCL Padres in 1949.
Give it a read if you are so inclined.