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1969: Light-Hitting Arcia Powers Padres Past Houston

September 15, 1969, San Diego: Padres 5, Astros 3 (box score) Jose Arcia’s career spanned two seasons and change. In just over 650 plate appearances, the infielder from Cuba batted .215/.260/.278. His OPS+ was 52. Arcia came into this game hitting .190/.234/.236 on the season (259 PA). He had driven in six runs all year, [...]

1969: Wilson Shuts Down Padres

June 19, 1969, Houston: Astros 4, Padres 2 (box score) The Astros, returning home after a six-game jaunt to St. Louis and Atlanta, got to Al Santorini early in this one. In the second inning, Santorini served up singles to the first three batters he faced, resulting in a 1-0 lead for the home team. [...]

1969: Padres Nip Astros in Franchise Opener

April 8, 1969, San Diego: Padres 2, Astros 1 (box score) In their first ever National League game, the San Diego Padres sent right-hander Dick Selma to the mound against Houston’s Don Wilson. A crowd of 23,370 gathered to watch the expansion Padres debut at what was known then as San Diego Stadium. The 25-year-old [...]