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1969: Padres Finish As They Started, with a Win

October 2, 1969, San Francisco: Padres 3, Giants 2 (box score) Prior to the Padres’ inaugural season, manager Preston Gomez and his coaching staff had hoped their club could win 60 games. Although they fell short of that mark, they fared much better than the last National League expansion team, the historically inept 1962 New [...]

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: Carty, Braves Too Much for Padres

September 28, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 4, Padres 2 (box score) The Braves jumped out early in this one and then hung on late to complete their sweep of the Padres. Clay Kirby started for San Diego, while Pat Jarvis got the call for the home team. With two out in the first inning, Hank Aaron [...]

1969: Padres Score Six in Fifth, Rout Reds

September 18, 1969, San Diego: Padres 7, Reds 1 (box score) Here’s the danger of small sample sizes, as illustrated by Jose Arcia. We’ve established that the guy couldn’t hit a lick, and yet, over a four-game period in mid-September, he went 9-for-18 with four doubles. In this one, Arcia collected four hits en route [...]

1969: Reds Beat Padres in Hit Parade

September 17, 1969, San Diego: Reds 10, Padres 5 (box score) Like offense? You’d have loved this one. Thirty-one hits. Six batters collected three base knocks — five of them played, as you might have imagined, for the visiting Reds. Cincinnati scored early and often against starter Joe Niekro (and everyone else the Padres sent [...]

1969: Padres Can’t Come Back in Cincy

September 11, 1969, Cincinnati: Reds 6, Padres 4 (box score) The Padres dug themselves into a serious hole early in this one, and couldn’t quite get back out of it. After mounting a minor threat in the second inning, the Reds touched up San Diego starter Tommie Sisk in the third. Pitcher Gary Nolan led [...]

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: Sisk Finally Wins

September 6, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Dodgers 1 (box score) Clay Kirby and Don Sutton hooked up in the third of a four-game series at San Diego Stadium. Kirby, for reasons I cannot find, exited early, with Tommie Sisk taking over in the second. The game remained scoreless, with neither team threatening at all, [...]

1969: Niekro, Colbert Outlast Dodgers

September 5, 1969, San Diego: Padres 4, Dodgers 1 (box score) For the second straight game, the Padres got the best of their neighbors from the north. Joe Niekro frustrated the Dodgers, scattering 10 hits but yielding just one run. Los Angeles left two runners on base in the first inning, two more in the [...]

1969: Mets Beat Padres Twice on Tuesday

August 26, 1969, San Diego: Mets 8, Padres 4 (box score); Mets 3, Padres 0 (box score) Dick Kelley and Tom Seaver squared off in the opener. The Padres took a 2-0 lead in the second on a one-out Nate Colbert walk followed by a two-out Cito Gaston home run. The Mets tied the score [...]