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1969: Colbert, Slocum Lead Padres to Victory

October 1, 1969, San Francisco: Padres 9, Giants 4 (box score) The Padres provided a rare offensive display in the penultimate game of their inaugural season. For the first time since August 20 at Montreal, they scored more than eight runs. San Francisco started the scoring. Bobby Bonds led off the fourth inning to give [...]

1969: Braves Win Battle of Niekros

September 26, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 10, Padres 4 (box score) The Padres jumped to an early lead against knuckleballer Phil Niekro in this one. Jose Arcia reached first on an error by shortstop Gil Garrido to start the game. After the next two batters were retired (and Niekro should have been out of the inning), [...]

1969: Padres Lose Another Laugher at Home

September 21, 1969, San Diego: Braves 8, Padres 2 (box score) The Braves scored twice in the third off Joe Niekro, and that was, effectively, the game. They added five more in the seventh — the final run coming on Hank Aaron’s 43rd home run of the season — to pad their lead to 7-0. [...]

1969: Reds Beat Padres in Hit Parade

September 17, 1969, San Diego: Reds 10, Padres 5 (box score) Like offense? You’d have loved this one. Thirty-one hits. Six batters collected three base knocks — five of them played, as you might have imagined, for the visiting Reds. Cincinnati scored early and often against starter Joe Niekro (and everyone else the Padres sent [...]

1969: Padres Lose 100th Game

September 13, 1969, Los Angeles: Dodgers 7, Padres 2 (box score) The Padres struck first, but wasted an opportunity to do even more damage. Nate Colbert led off the second inning with a double to right. One out later, Jerry Morales hit an infield single that advanced Colbert to third; an error by catcher Tom [...]

1969: Wynn, Dierker Dominate Padres

September 9, 1969, Houston: Astros 9, Padres 2 (box score) First, the good news: Ivan Murrell hit his third home run of the season with two out in the ninth to avoid the shutout. The bad news? Pretty much everything else. Joe Niekro started for San Diego and coughed up six runs in 4+ innings. [...]

1969: Niekro, Colbert Outlast Dodgers

September 5, 1969, San Diego: Padres 4, Dodgers 1 (box score) For the second straight game, the Padres got the best of their neighbors from the north. Joe Niekro frustrated the Dodgers, scattering 10 hits but yielding just one run. Los Angeles left two runners on base in the first inning, two more in the [...]

1969: Padres, Expos Split Doubleheader

August 31, 1969, San Diego: Padres 5, Expos 2 (box score); Expos 6, Padres 1 (box score) The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” had ascended to the top of the pop charts and was enjoying its second week in the #1 spot. The expansion Padres and Expos, meanwhile, continued their descent into realms best left [...]

1969: Mets Beat Padres Twice on Tuesday

August 26, 1969, San Diego: Mets 8, Padres 4 (box score); Mets 3, Padres 0 (box score) Dick Kelley and Tom Seaver squared off in the opener. The Padres took a 2-0 lead in the second on a one-out Nate Colbert walk followed by a two-out Cito Gaston home run. The Mets tied the score [...]

1969: Niekro Does It All in Extra-Inning Affair at Montreal

August 21, 1969, Montreal: Padres 1, Expos 0 (box score) Joe Niekro, Jerry Robertson, and a whole lot of zeroes. That was the story on a late-August Thursday in Montreal. The Expos had an early opportunity in the second, when Coco Laboy reached third with one out on an error by left fielder Al Ferrara, [...]