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1969: Colbert, Slocum Lead Padres to Victory

October 1, 1969, San Francisco: Padres 9, Giants 4 (box score) The Padres provided a rare offensive display in the penultimate game of their inaugural season. For the first time since August 20 at Montreal, they scored more than eight runs. San Francisco started the scoring. Bobby Bonds led off the fourth inning to give [...]

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: Bonds Powers Giants Past Padres

July 16, 1969, San Francisco: Giants 4, Padres 3 (box score) Dave Roberts couldn’t find the strike zone for the Padres, Gaylord Perry survived some shaky defense, and Bobby Bonds dealt the big blow in this one. The Giants scored in the first without the benefit of a hit. Roberts retired the first two batters [...]

1969: Marichal Marches Giants Past Niekro, Padres

July 2, 1969, San Diego: Giants 6, Padres 3 (box score) I hope that if nothing else, this look back at the Padres’ inaugural season has given everyone a greater appreciation for where the franchise is now. Honestly, if the club hadn’t been doing so well over the past few seasons, I’m not sure I [...]

1969: July Starts the Way June Ended, with a Loss

July 1, 1969, San Diego: Giants 5, Padres 4 (box score) The good news is that the Padres managed to collect 10 hits and score four runs. The bad news is that shoddy defense cost San Diego three runs and, ultimately, the game. The Giants got to starter Dick Kelley right away. Bobby Bonds and [...]

1969: Falling? We Haven’t Even Started

June 30, 1969, San Diego: Giants 6, Padres 1 (box score) The scary thing isn’t that the Padres went 7-22 in June to bring their season record to 27-52, it’s that they went 25-58 the rest of the way. As a relative newcomer to the party who has had to “suffer” through the ’93 Fire [...]

1969: Padres Fall to Perry Again

April 19, 1969, San Francisco: Giants 5, Padres 3 (box score) Any hope the Padres had of building momentum based on the previous night’s victory evaporated quickly. In a rematch of the April 13 contest in San Diego, right-handers Dick Selma and Gaylord Perry went to battle at Candlestick Park. Perry had won the first [...]

1969: Padres Lose Again to Marichal

April 17, 1969, San Francisco: Giants 5, Padres 4 (box score) Nine games into their existence as a big-league franchise, the Padres scored more than two runs in a game for the very first time. After pouncing on Juan Marichal for two runs in the top of the first inning and adding another in the [...]

1969: Padres Suffer First Loss in Franchise History

April 11, 1969, San Diego: Giants 8, Padres 0 (box score) After a three-game sweep of Houston to open their inaugural season, the Padres welcomed the Giants to town. Led by future Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, and rising young star Bobby Bonds, the Giants had won 88 games the previous season, [...]