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1969: Padres Complete Four-Game Sweep of Dodgers

September 7, 1969, San Diego: Padres 4, Dodgers 2 (box score) When the Dodgers arrived in San Diego on Thursday, they were 74-59, 1 game out of first place in the National League West. When they left, their record had fallen to 74-63 and the team from Los Angeles found itself in fourth place, 2 [...]

1969: Al Ferrara 3, Dodgers 0

September 4, 1969, San Diego: Padres 3, Dodgers 0 (box score) Dick Kelley and Bill Singer squared off in the first of a four-game series at San Diego Stadium. Kelley didn’t last long in this one, being lifted for Gary Ross with one on and two out in the third. (Anyone know the story here?) [...]

1969: Padres Lose Late in Philly

August 23, 1969, Philadelphia: Phillies 7, Padres 6 (box score) The Padres drew first blood in this one, thanks mostly to the wildness of Philadelphia right-hander Bill Champion. Two walks, a wild pitch, and a passed ball in the first set up an RBI single by Nate Colbert. The Phillies scored a run of their [...]

1969: Niekro Does It All in Extra-Inning Affair at Montreal

August 21, 1969, Montreal: Padres 1, Expos 0 (box score) Joe Niekro, Jerry Robertson, and a whole lot of zeroes. That was the story on a late-August Thursday in Montreal. The Expos had an early opportunity in the second, when Coco Laboy reached third with one out on an error by left fielder Al Ferrara, [...]

1969: Padres Lose Slugfest at Jarry Park

August 20, 1969, Montreal: Expos 11, Padres 10 (box score) If you like offense, this was the game for you. Even though the Padres ended up losing, they made a valiant comeback attempt. The Expos jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first on four singles and a walk off San Diego starter [...]

1969: Another Day, Two More Losses

August 17, 1969, New York: Mets 3, Padres 2 (box score); Mets 3, Padres 2 (box score) Researching and writing about the 1969 Padres is affecting me in a couple different ways. First, it’s depressing the heck out of me to realize just how terrible that inaugural team was. Second, it’s making me appreciate the [...]

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: Padres Drop Two at Home to Pirates

August 10, 1969, San Diego: Pirates 7, Padres 5 (box score); Pirates 8, Padres 6 (box score) When a team is playing poorly, nothing drives the point home quite like a doubleheader. The Padres on a Sunday afternoon played their first of four twinbills over a 16-day stretch. They would lose all eight contests. In [...]

1969: Pirates Score Early and Often, Beat Padres

August 8, 1969, San Diego: Pirates 7, Padres 1 (box score) Joe Niekro just didn’t have it in this one. He allowed a single, a walk, and a wild pitch in the first, but the Pirates didn’t score. The next inning, Niekro wasn’t so lucky. Manny Sanguillen led off with an infield single. Freddie Patek [...]

1969: Padres Bust Out Bats Late, Beat Astros

July 5, 1969, San Diego: Padres 9, Astros 8 (box score) The 1969 Padres scored 11 runs in extra innings all season. More than half (6) of them came in this game. The Astros jumped out to a quick lead against Clay Kirby. After Curt Blefary led off the contest with a single to right, [...]