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1969: Padres Begin Long Spiral Downward with Loss at Home to Mets

June 6, 1969, San Diego: Mets 5, Padres 3 (box score) The Padres, fresh off a franchise-long six-game winning streak, returned home to face the New York Mets. Joe Niekro toed the slab for San Diego, while the visitors started rookie right-hander Gary Gentry. Taking advantage of Gentry’s wildness and his team’s shoddy defense, the [...]

1969: Kelley’s Arm, Bat Help Padres Sweep Phillies

June 4, 1969, Philadelphia: Padres 3, Phillies 0 (box score) The Padres entered Wednesday evening’s contest having taken the first two against Philadelphia at Shibe Park. Dick Kelley and rookie right-hander Bill Champion hooked up in the finale. San Diego drew first blood. With two out in the first, Al Ferrara singled home Roberto Pena [...]

1969: Koosman Fans Fifteen in Mets’ Win over Padres

May 28, 1969, New York: Mets 1, Padres 0 (box score) Mets left-hander Jerry Koosman dominated from the beginning, striking out two Padres in the first. He did the same in the second, fourth, and seventh. Heck, he struck out the side in order in the eighth. In fact, Koosman struck out at least one [...]

1969: Padres Blanked Again by Selma

May 23, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 6, Padres 0 (box score) If the Padres didn’t yet regret dealing Dick Selma to the Cubs, the right-hander was about to give his former team another reason to think about it. In his first start against the Padres, at Wrigley Field, Selma went the distance and led the [...]

1969: Padres Fall Short in Comeback, Drop Series to Cardinals

May 18, 1969, San Diego: Cardinals 6, Padres 5 (box score) The Padres jumped out to a quick lead in the rubber match against the visiting Cardinals, touching starter Dave Giusti for two runs in the first. After a single, walk, and passed ball put runners on second and third with two out, Ollie Brown [...]

1969: Back at Home, Murrell Leads Padres Past Cardinals

May 16, 1969, San Diego: Padres 2, Cardinals 1 (box score) Fresh off three straight losses at Wrigley Field, the Padres returned home to face the Cardinals. The visitors scored first, with Phil Gagliano coming home in the second on a two-out miscue by first baseman Bill Davis. The only error Davis committed all year [...]

1969: Padres Beat Carlton, Cardinals

May 10, 1969, St. Louis: Padres 5, Cardinals 3 (box score) The Cardinals started quickly in this one. In the first inning, with Lou Brock at second and two out, Joe Torre hammered a two-run homer to center off Joe Niekro to give the home team a 2-0 lead. Ordinarily that might be enough for [...]

1969: Padres Punish Pirates

May 6, 1969, Pittsburgh: Padres 4, Pirates 2 (box score) In their first trip to Forbes Field, the expansion Padres sent Dick Kelley to the mound. The Pirates countered with Steve Blass. Yes, that Steve Blass. The Padres wasted no time with Blass. Tommy Dean, Roberto Pena, and Tony Gonzalez all singled to lead off [...]

1969: Padres Explode for Eight Runs in Cincy

May 2, 1969, Cincinnati: Padres 8, Braves 3 (box score) Making their first ever trip to Crosley Field, the Padres sent Clay Kirby to the mound against George Culver. The two teams traded runs in the first, with the Reds adding three more in the second on a Pete Rose sacrifice fly and a Bobby [...]

1969: Padres Take Two from Cincy

April 27, 1969, San Diego: Padres 5, Reds 2 (box score); Padres 10, Reds 9 (box score) The Padres swept the first ever doubleheader at San Diego Stadium. In the opener, right-hander Clay Kirby hooked up against right-hander George Culver. The Padres didn’t waste any time in this one. Tommy Dean led off the bottom [...]