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1969: Sisk, Padres Dominate Astros

September 16, 1969, San Diego: Padres 8, Astros 1 (box score) Tommie Sisk entered Tuesday’s contest with a 1-11 record. Houston’s starter, Tom Griffin, came in with a 10-7 record. This day, though, belonged to Sisk and the San Diego Padres. The home team got to work early. Jose Arcia, the previous game’s star, led [...]

1969: Corkins Corked in Big-League Debut at Houston

September 8, 1969, Houston: Astros 9, Padres 2 (box score) Mike Corkins made his first big-league start on a Monday in the Astrodome. It could have gone better. Corkins, whom the Padres selected from the Giants with the 31st pick in the expansion draft, didn’t make it out of the second inning. Heck, he barely [...]

1969: Griffin, Astros Blank Padres

June 21, 1969, Houston: Astros 4, Padres 0 (box score) Toward the end of June, the Padres embarked on a most unwelcome trip to Shutout City. The first stop on their tour involved a 12-strikeout performance by Astros rookie right-hander Tom Griffin. Griffin, Houston’s first-round pick in 1966, was making just the 13th start of [...]

1969: Padres Complete Sweep in First Ever Series

April 10, 1969, San Diego: Padres 2, Astros 0 (box score) The first two games in Padres history had been dominated by pitching, and the third game proved no different. Right-hander Tom Griffin, a former first-round pick, made his big-league debut for the Astros. The Padres countered with journeyman southpaw Dick Kelley, who had gone [...]