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1969: Padres Mount Late Comeback to Defeat Reds

April 26, 1969, San Diego: Padres 5, Reds 2 (box score) Dick Kelley and left-hander Jim Merritt locked horns in the second of four games between the Padres and Reds at San Diego Stadium. Merritt, who won 12 games with Minnesota the previous season, came to the Reds in a November 1968 deal that sent [...]

1969: Four Dodger Homers Too Much for Padres

April 16, 1969, Los Angeles: Dodgers 9, Padres 1 (box score) The Padres dropped their fifth straight in front of 12,180 at Dodger Stadium. Right-hander Bill Singer went the distance, holding the visitors to a single unearned run on just four hits. The 25-year-old Singer would go on to win 20 games for the first [...]

1969: Padres Complete Sweep in First Ever Series

April 10, 1969, San Diego: Padres 2, Astros 0 (box score) The first two games in Padres history had been dominated by pitching, and the third game proved no different. Right-hander Tom Griffin, a former first-round pick, made his big-league debut for the Astros. The Padres countered with journeyman southpaw Dick Kelley, who had gone [...]