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1969: Perry Dominates Padres

September 30, 1969, San Francisco: Giants 6, Padres 1 (box score) The Giants scored three in the first off Al Santorini. With runners at second and third, and two out, Bobby Bonds singled to left, driving home Tito Fuentes and Ron Hunt. Left fielder Jim Williams and Santorini both made errors on the play, allowing [...]

1969: Mays Powers Giants Past Padres

September 22, 1969, San Diego: Giants 4, Padres 2 (box score) Endure the present, and watch for better things. — Virgil (not Ozzie) In the Padres’ case, they would have to watch for a very long time. Then again, Virgil had been dead for 2,000 years, so length is a relative concept. The Giants scored [...]

1969: Marichal Marches Giants Past Niekro, Padres

July 2, 1969, San Diego: Giants 6, Padres 3 (box score) I hope that if nothing else, this look back at the Padres’ inaugural season has given everyone a greater appreciation for where the franchise is now. Honestly, if the club hadn’t been doing so well over the past few seasons, I’m not sure I [...]

1969: July Starts the Way June Ended, with a Loss

July 1, 1969, San Diego: Giants 5, Padres 4 (box score) The good news is that the Padres managed to collect 10 hits and score four runs. The bad news is that shoddy defense cost San Diego three runs and, ultimately, the game. The Giants got to starter Dick Kelley right away. Bobby Bonds and [...]

1969: Falling? We Haven’t Even Started

June 30, 1969, San Diego: Giants 6, Padres 1 (box score) The scary thing isn’t that the Padres went 7-22 in June to bring their season record to 27-52, it’s that they went 25-58 the rest of the way. As a relative newcomer to the party who has had to “suffer” through the ’93 Fire [...]