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1969: Padres Lose Sixth Straight

August 27, 1969, San Diego: Mets 4, Padres 1 (box score) There’s domination, and then there’s DOMINATION. This game qualified as the latter. Mets left-hander Jerry Koosman gave up a solo home run to Ollie Brown with two out in the first inning. The next batter, Al Ferrara, singled to left. From that point on, [...]

1969: Cloninger Dominates Padres

July 8, 1969, San Diego: Reds 8, Padres 2 (box score) Cincinnati jumped to an early 1-0 lead, and it could have been much worse. The Reds had the bases loaded and one out in the first, but couldn’t score any additional runs. No such troubles in the third inning. A Lee May double to [...]

1969: Dierker Blanks Padres

July 4, 1969, San Diego: Astros 4, Padres 0 (box score) The Padres played their first ever Independence Day game in front of nearly 18,000 fans at San Diego Stadium. Unfortunately, the only fireworks came courtesy of the Houston Astros. Larry Dierker scattered seven hits, and the Padres advanced just one runner past first base [...]

1969: Padres Drop Second Straight to Giants

April 12, 1969, San Diego: Giants 5, Padres 1 (box score) In the first Saturday game at San Diego Stadium, the Padres and Giants drew just 20,356 people. I know this sounds like a terrible turnout, but consider that 12 big-league games were played that day. Of those, only the Reds at Braves and the [...]

1969: Padres Suffer First Loss in Franchise History

April 11, 1969, San Diego: Giants 8, Padres 0 (box score) After a three-game sweep of Houston to open their inaugural season, the Padres welcomed the Giants to town. Led by future Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, and rising young star Bobby Bonds, the Giants had won 88 games the previous season, [...]

1969: Padres Nip Astros in Franchise Opener

April 8, 1969, San Diego: Padres 2, Astros 1 (box score) In their first ever National League game, the San Diego Padres sent right-hander Dick Selma to the mound against Houston’s Don Wilson. A crowd of 23,370 gathered to watch the expansion Padres debut at what was known then as San Diego Stadium. The 25-year-old [...]