Monthly Archives: February 2015

What happened to Jay Franklin?

There are stories that people write based on personal experiences in life or observations of events that they live through.  This story is one that fell into our lap and touched our hearts as baseball fans.  It’s the story of

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Posted in Padres History, Padres Players, Padres Throwback Thursday

Memories of Bossman – Mike Hardin

It is hard to believe that it has been a week since we all came to understand that Mike Hardin had truly passed away. We had gone to bed the night before with limited information and had hoped to awake

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Posted in At the Ballpark, Ballpark Fare

Garry Jestadt Padres infielder 1971-1972

Acquired in a trade for Chris Cannizzaro, Garry Jestadt stepped right in and provided solid depth at 2B and 3B for the Padres.  After leaving the Padres, he continued to play baseball in the minors and also played in Japan. 

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Larry Hardy Padres Pitcher 1974-1975

  Larry Hardy was a pitcher for the San Diego Padres in 1974-1975.  During the 1974 season, he appeared in 76 games, which was an all-time record for a rookie.  He won 9 games and saved 2 that season.  We

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