Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Miracle Met, a Hawaii Islander, A San Diego Padre: The Career of Rod Gaspar

Rod Gaspar, Padres

Rod Gaspar is a man who was in the right place at the right time.  Drafted in the 2nd round of the 1967 draft, he spend 2 years  working his way through the minor leagues before making it onto the

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Posted in Padres History, Padres Players, Padres Throwback Thursday

From 2B to 3B With Former Padre Dave Hilton

Since we started writing the blog, I have started to once again look at the baseball cards I collected when I was little.  So many Padres names and so many happy memories flood back into my mind when I look at

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A River in Lake Elsinore

A day of interviewing players can become a waiting game with the hope that the player you request is willing to take time out of their busy day to talk to you.  During our last visit, we had requested to

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Posted in Lake Elsinore Storm, On the Farm

Padres Memories From Brent Strom

  Brent Strom was born in San Diego and grew up playing baseball locally.  He was drafted by the Angels and Giants but never signed with either club.  He was finally drafted in 1970 with the 3rd pick in the 1st

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Posted in Padres History, Padres Players, Padres Throwback Thursday

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