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1969: Corkins Corked in Big-League Debut at Houston

September 8, 1969, Houston: Astros 9, Padres 2 (box score) Mike Corkins made his first big-league start on a Monday in the Astrodome. It could have gone better. Corkins, whom the Padres selected from the Giants with the 31st pick in the expansion draft, didn’t make it out of the second inning. Heck, he barely [...]

1969: Padres Bust Out Bats Late, Beat Astros

July 5, 1969, San Diego: Padres 9, Astros 8 (box score) The 1969 Padres scored 11 runs in extra innings all season. More than half (6) of them came in this game. The Astros jumped out to a quick lead against Clay Kirby. After Curt Blefary led off the contest with a single to right, [...]

1969: Padres Drop Another Doubleheader

June 20, 1969, Houston: Astros 6, Padres 1 (box score); Astros 3, Padres 1 (box score) For the second time in four days, the Padres played two. For the second time, they found themselves overmatched. The opener pitted Clay Kirby against Larry Dierker. The Padres struck first, with Nate Colbert homering to lead off the [...]