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1969: Padres Top Dodgers in Lucky Thirteen

June 16, 1969, Los Angeles: Padres 3, Dodgers 2 (box score) After a miserable 1-8 homestand, the Padres trekked north to Los Angeles for a four-game set with the Dodgers. Southpaws Dick Kelley and Claude Osteen locked horns in the opener. San Diego wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard. With two down in [...]

1969: Spiezio, Bullpen Lead Padres Past Expos

June 11, 1969, San Diego: Padres 6, Expos 5 (box score) Dick Kelley and Bill Stoneman squared off in this one, but neither would factor in the decision. The Expos jumped on Kelley early. A walk, single, double, and error by left fielder Al Ferrara made the score 2-0 three batters into the game. 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: Padres Beat Expos in First Ever Meeting

May 30, 1969, Montreal: Padres 3, Expos 2 (box score) Long before MLB embarked upon the nasty little task of destroying its Montreal franchise, the Expos had entered the National League alongside the San Diego Padres with hope and little else. The first game between the new expansion teams saw Dick Kelley face rookie right-hander [...]

1969: Padres Roll Unlucky Seven

May 24, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 7, Padres 5 (box score) Saturday’s contest at San Diego Stadium featured southpaws Dick Kelley and Ken Holtzman in an afternoon affair. The Padres opened with a run in the first. In his first big-league at-bat, second baseman John Sipin tripled to left with one out and then scored [...]

1969: Padres Falter Late, Lose to Carlton and Cardinals

May 17, 1969, San Diego: Cardinals 5, Padres 1 (box score) Clay Kirby had helped lead the Padres to victory six days earlier in St. Louis. This time, in San Diego, he faced up-and-coming left-hander Steve Carlton. Signed by the Cardinals in 1963 as an amateur free agent, Carlton first surfaced with the big club [...]

1969: Padres Lose Laugher in Windy City

May 13, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 19, Padres 0 (box score) If you look up “ugly” in the dictionary, you might well see this box score. Dick Kelley started for the Padres, while Dick Selma got the nod for Chicago. Selma, you may recall, won the first game in Padres history. Less than three weeks later, [...]

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 Rally Late, Earn Split with Braves in Atlanta

May 1, 1969, Atlanta: Padres 4, Braves 3 (box score) May began for the Padres in the same way April had — with a win. Dick Kelley and Ron Reed started this one in front of 5,854 fans at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Kelley hadn’t pitched well in his first start against the Braves on [...]

1969: Padres Blow Late Lead Against Dodgers

April 28, 1969, San Diego: Dodgers 4, Padres 3 (box score) Knuckleballer Joe Niekro made his first start in a Padres uniform. The Dodgers countered with southpaw Claude Osteen, who had shut out San Diego on three hits just 13 days earlier. The Padres very quickly made sure they wouldn’t be blanked in this one, [...]