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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: Defense Collapses, Padres Blow Late Lead

September 20, 1969, San Diego: Braves 3, Padres 2 (box score) Tommie Sisk deserved better in this one, he really did. Sisk and the Padres carried a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth. Then things got weird. Felipe Alou led off the frame with a grounder that second baseman Jose Arcia couldn’t handle. [...]

1969: Braves Batter Padres

September 19, 1969, San Diego: Braves 12, Padres 3 (box score) Another day, another blowout. The Padres trailed, 4-2, after an inning, and that was as close as they ever got. The Braves banged out 17 hits and San Diego starter Mike Corkins left after retiring just one of the six batters he faced. Rico [...]

1969: Padres Stumble into All-Star Break

July 20, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 10, Padres 0 (box score) In their final game before the All-Star break, the Padres sent Clay Kirby to the mound against Atlanta’s Pat Jarvis. The game could have gone worse for San Diego, although it’s hard to imagine how. The Braves scored in the first on two walks, two [...]

1969: Niekro Beats Niekro, Padres Win

July 13, 1969, San Diego: Padres 1, Braves 0 (box score) One run. Not a lot of margin for error there. The last time the two Niekro brothers had faced each other, Joe won in relief for the Cubs at Wrigley despite older brother Phil’s three-run homer earlier in the contest. This time, the two [...]

1969: Unlikely Sources Power Padres Past Braves

July 12, 1969, San Diego: Padres 7, Braves 5 (box score) Losers of five straight, the Padres wasted no time in scoring. John Sipin singled to lead off the first, and Roberto Pena reached on an error by Atlanta first baseman Orlando Cepeda. With Sipin and third and Pena at second, Ollie Brown laced a [...]

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 [...]