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1969: Four-Run Fourth Dooms Padres

August 13, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 4, Padres 2 (box score) The Padres scored first in this Wednesday evening affair, but they could have done even more damage. In the second inning, with Bill Hands on the mound for Chicago, Nate Colbert led off with a single to left. Al Ferrara walked and Ivan Murrell [...]

1969: Holtzman, Santo Lead Cubs Past Padres

August 2, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 4, Padres 1 (box score) It’s hard to win when you have more errors than hits in a game. The Padres gave an excellent demonstration of that fact on a Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The Cubs scored two unearned runs in the second inning off Al Santorini. They extended [...]

1969: Different City, Same Result

August 1, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 5, Padres 2 (box score) The Padres, after being swept in St. Louis by the Cardinals, headed to Chicago hoping to change their fortunes. Unfortunately, the Cubs, who owned first place in the NL East at the time, had their own ideas. Clay Kirby and Bill Hands hooked up in [...]

1969: Padres, Cubs Split Doubleheader

May 25, 1969, San Diego: Padres 10, Cubs 2 (box score); Cubs 1, Padres 0 (box score) Ernie Banks was famous for saying “let’s play two.” On a Sunday afternoon in San Diego, that’s just what Banks’ Cubs and the Padres did. The first game featured Johnny Podres and Rich Nye. The Padres struck quickly [...]

1969: Padres Roll Unlucky Seven

May 24, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 7, Padres 5 (box score) Saturday’s contest at San Diego Stadium featured southpaws Dick Kelley and Ken Holtzman in an afternoon affair. The Padres opened with a run in the first. In his first big-league at-bat, second baseman John Sipin tripled to left with one out and then scored [...]

1969: Padres Blanked Again by Selma

May 23, 1969, San Diego: Cubs 6, Padres 0 (box score) If the Padres didn’t yet regret dealing Dick Selma to the Cubs, the right-hander was about to give his former team another reason to think about it. In his first start against the Padres, at Wrigley Field, Selma went the distance and led the [...]

1969: Padres Can’t Avoid Sweep at Wrigley Field

May 14, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 3, Padres 2 (box score) After dropping the first two at Wrigley Field, the Padres sent Tommie Sisk to the mound to try and avoid the sweep. For most of Wednesday afternoon, it looked like they might do that. The Padres broke through first. Catcher Chris Cannizzaro led off the [...]

1969: Padres Lose Laugher in Windy City

May 13, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 19, Padres 0 (box score) If you look up “ugly” in the dictionary, you might well see this box score. Dick Kelley started for the Padres, while Dick Selma got the nod for Chicago. Selma, you may recall, won the first game in Padres history. Less than three weeks later, [...]

1969: Jenkins, Cubs Blank Padres

May 12, 1969, Chicago: Cubs 2, Padres 0 (box score) Fresh off their first ever road series win, the Padres headed to Chicago for their first series at Wrigley Field. San Diego sent Gary Ross to the hill in the Monday afternoon opener. The Cubs countered with Canadian right-hander Ferguson Jenkins. The Cubs featured names [...]