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A Padre and a Giant – Talking With John Yandle

06/09/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360 By Wayne McBrayer While doing research for pictures of former Padres players, I came across a picture of a player I didn’t remember: John Yandle.  Upon researching John’s minor league stats with San Diego, I discovered stories

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Padres History – June 5, 1973

With the 4th pick in the first round, the San Diego Padres select…outfielder and pitcher Dave Winfield from the University of Minnesota.

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Padres History – May 28, 1973

Padres owner C. Arnholdt Smith sells the Padres for 12 million dollars to Joseph B. Danzansky.  Danzansky  gives Smith a $100,000.00 dollar check as a down payment and is granted 45 days to complete financial arrangements, secure a lease for

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Padres History – May 27, 1968

  The National League owners award the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos National League franchises during meetings in Chicago, increasing the number of teams to 12.  The Padres plan to begin major-league play in 1969, the city of San

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Former Padres Pitcher Danny Coombs

05/26/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360 By Wayne McBrayer Brewer is a small town in Maine named after its first settler, Colonel John Brewer. It has a population of around 10,000 and has a surface area of 15.68 miles. Out of this

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Future Candidates for the Padres Hall of Fame

05/10/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360 By Wayne McBrayer A few days ago, the Padres announced their selections for the 2016 San Diego Padres Hall of Fame: Ted Williams and Ken Caminiti. No one can argue their contributions to Padres baseball history but

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This Day in Padres History – May 10, 2008

05/10/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360 With the Padres’ 3-2 victory over the Rockies at Petco Park, Greg Maddux, on his fifth attempt, wins the 350th game of his career. The 42 year-old right-hander becomes the ninth pitcher in major league history

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Padres History-May 6th 2001

Manager Bruce Bochy notches his 500th victory as a manager of the San Diego Padres, while Rickey Henderson reaches base for the 5000th time in his career with a double in the Padres 8-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds at Cinergy

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Padres History April 25, 2001

On a walk from Phillies pitcher Jose Mesa, Rickey Henderson breaks the career walks record established by Babe Ruth in 1935 when he receives his 2,063rd base on balls.

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Padres History April 25, 1972

  After getting off to a 4–7 start, the Padres fire Preston Gomez, and replace him with third base coach Don Zimmer. Gomez, a native of Oriente, Cuba, was the only manager the team had known since it’s inception in 1969.

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