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1969: Perry Dominates Padres

September 30, 1969, San Francisco: Giants 6, Padres 1 (box score) The Giants scored three in the first off Al Santorini. With runners at second and third, and two out, Bobby Bonds singled to left, driving home Tito Fuentes and Ron Hunt. Left fielder Jim Williams and Santorini both made errors on the play, allowing [...]

1969: Padres Score Early, Hold On Late to Beat Giants

September 24, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Giants 2 (box score) San Diego, with some help from the Giants defense, jumped on Juan Marichal immediately in this one. Jose Arcia and Roberto Pena singled to lead off the first. Ollie Brown then doubled home Arcia. After Marichal fanned the next two batters, Ivan Murrell flied [...]

1969: Dodgers Chip Away, Beat Padres

September 12, 1969, Los Angeles: Dodgers 5, Padres 3 (box score) San Diego jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against Bill Singer. With one out in the second, Van Kelly drew a walk. Jerry Morales followed with a double to center that scored the Padres’ first run. Morales advanced to third on a Ted [...]

1969: Padres Complete Four-Game Sweep of Dodgers

September 7, 1969, San Diego: Padres 4, Dodgers 2 (box score) When the Dodgers arrived in San Diego on Thursday, they were 74-59, 1 game out of first place in the National League West. When they left, their record had fallen to 74-63 and the team from Los Angeles found itself in fourth place, 2 [...]

1969: Phillies Pound Padres

September 3, 1969, San Diego: Phillies 9, Padres 1 (box score) Ugly, ugly loss. Did I say ugly? The Padres scored only once. In the seventh inning, with left-hander Woodie Fryman on the mound for the visitors, San Diego parlayed an Ivan Murrell single and two Phillies errors into a run. That made the score [...]

1969: Expos in Town Means Victory

August 29, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Expos 0 (box score) Following two straight series sweeps at the hands of the Mets and Phillies, San Diego welcomed the Montreal Expos to town. For all the Padres’ faults during their inaugural season (and there were plenty), they never seemed to have trouble beating their fellow expansion [...]

1969: Padres Lose Late in Philly

August 23, 1969, Philadelphia: Phillies 7, Padres 6 (box score) The Padres drew first blood in this one, thanks mostly to the wildness of Philadelphia right-hander Bill Champion. Two walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in the first set up an RBI single by Nate Colbert. The Phillies scored a run of their [...]

1969: Padres Hold On to Squeak Past Montreal

August 19, 1969, Montreal: Padres 5, Expos 4 (box score) Way back before MLB systematically destroyed its Montreal franchise, when the commissioner wasn’t ownership’s puppet, there was an impressive demand for the sport in Quebec. How else would you explain 14,250 fans attending a contest between two teams that together had won barely 30% of [...]

1969: Jenkins, Cubs Dominate Padres

August 12, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 4, Padres 0 (box score) Ferguson Jenkins had faced the Padres once before, on May 12, in Chicago. He had tossed a five-hit shutout, fanning 10 batters, en route to a 2-0 victory that day. Now, exactly three months later, Jenkins and the Padres met again, with similar results. [...]

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 [...]