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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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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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A Visit with former Padres Pitcher – Bill Greif

04/07/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360 by Wayne McBrayer I really don’t know what ever inspired me to start collecting autographs, but I do remember the very first autograph I ever acquired, and where I got it from.  The Padres were

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Out of the Pen With Doug Bochtler

On November 14, 2015, the San Diego Padres announced the hiring of a new bullpen coach to replace Willie Blair.  It was also the first coach that Andy Green had a hand in hiring from outside the organization.  When the

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Talkin’ Baseball With Barry Bloom

About 2 years ago, I heard John Kentera mention that Barry Bloom would be in town for a Padres game and would be doing the post game radio show from Lolitas.  I mentioned to my co-author on Padres360.com, Dr. Rebecca Herman,

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Former Padres Infielder Ted Kubiak

Ted Kubiak - Padres

Drafted by the Kansas City A’s in 1961, Ted Kubiak spent six years in the A’s minor league system primarily playing shortstop; however, when the A’s called him up in 1967, they wanted him to be a utility player.  While

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Hail To The Chief! Gene Locklear Part #1

“So, you’re a friend of Dave Freisleben?” asked Gene Locklear as we walked up to his house.  Wayne responded with a yes, we are.  “We’ll, if I had known that, I wouldn’t have invited you,” was Gene’s smiling response and with

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Talking to Former Padres Pitcher, Rich Troedson

My love for baseball started in 1974 when I started collecting baseball cards.  I would buy cards at our local 7/11 and at Longs Drugs and spend time looking at them and reading players stats on the back of the

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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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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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