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1969: Shannon, Torrez Lead Cardinals Past Padres

August 7, 1969, San Diego: Cardinals 2, Padres 1 (box score) The Padres, after a too-brief respite, saw their winning streak end at one. On a Thursday afternoon, in front of 8,088 at San Diego Stadium, Al Santorini squared off against rookie right-hander Mike Torrez. The Cardinals drew first blood. In the top of the [...]

1969: Holtzman, Santo Lead Cubs Past Padres

August 2, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 4, Padres 1 (box score) It’s hard to win when you have more errors than hits in a game. The Padres gave an excellent demonstration of that fact on a Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubs scored two unearned runs in the second inning off Al Santorini. They extended [...]

1969: Padres Lose in Extra Frames at Forbes Field

July 24, 1969, Pittsburgh: Pirates 4, Padres 3 (box score) The Padres started the second half of their inaugural season much as they’d ended the first half: with a loss on the road. Unlike the 10-0 shellacking they’d suffered in Atlanta four days earlier, this game was tight and could have gone either way. San [...]

1969: Ex-Padre Gonzalez Leads Braves to Doubleheader Sweep

July 18, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 6, Padres 2 (box score); Braves 6, Padres 3 (box score) The Padres traded outfielder Tony Gonzalez to Atlanta on June 13, 1969. This day, however, Gonzalez made the expansion club from San Diego regret its decision. In the first game, Al Santorini hooked up with Ron Reed. The game [...]

1969: Unlikely Sources Power Padres Past Braves

July 12, 1969, San Diego: Padres 7, Braves 5 (box score) Losers of five straight, the Padres wasted no time in scoring. John Sipin singled to lead off the first, and Roberto Pena reached on an error by Atlanta first baseman Orlando Cepeda. With Sipin and third and Pena at second, Ollie Brown laced a [...]

1969: Dierker Blanks Padres

July 4, 1969, San Diego: Astros 4, Padres 0 (box score) The Padres played their first ever Independence Day game in front of nearly 18,000 fans at San Diego Stadium. Unfortunately, the only fireworks came courtesy of the Houston Astros. Larry Dierker scattered seven hits, and the Padres advanced just one runner past first base [...]

1969: Foster Freezes Padres

June 29, 1969, San Diego: Dodgers 3, Padres 1 (box score) Just as the Eskimos were reputed to have many words for snow, fans of the expansion Padres may have had many words to express the concept of loss. Whichever one they used on this day, the meaning was the same. The Padres broke out [...]

1969: Wilson Shuts Down Padres

June 19, 1969, Houston: Astros 4, Padres 2 (box score) The Astros, returning home after a six-game jaunt to St. Louis and Atlanta, got to Al Santorini early in this one. In the second inning, Santorini served up singles to the first three batters he faced, resulting in a 1-0 lead for the home team. [...]

1969: Allen, Johnson Power Phillies Past Padres

June 14, 1969, San Diego: Phillies 7, Padres 5 (box score) Al Santorini faced right-hander Jerry Johnson in the second of three games at San Diego Stadium. The Phillies jumped out to an early lead courtesy of a two-out solo homer to right-center off the bat of Dick Allen in the first. The Padres wasted [...]

1969: Mets Come Back Late, Sweep Padres

June 8, 1969, San Diego: Mets 3, Padres 2 (box score) In their finale with the Mets at San Diego Stadium, the Padres faced young phenom Tom Seaver for the first time. Seaver entered the contest with a fine 8-3 record and 2.51 ERA. The Padres countered with Al Santorini, who came in with a [...]