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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: 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: Padres Finish April with Loss in Atlanta

April 30, 1969, Atlanta: Braves 6, Padres 3 (box score) Play-by-play data for this game are incomplete. We know that Phil Niekro started for the Braves and went the distance; we know that Nate Colbert hit his fifth homer of the season. Gary Ross got the start for San Diego, but faced just three batters. [...]