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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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Hail To the Chief – Part #3

Gene Locklear Art

In our last part of our Gene Locklear interview, we reached out to some of his former teammates for questions they would be interested in having Gene answer.  Some ended up just being comments while some had a little bit

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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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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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40 Years Ago Today: 8/4/74

Today is an anniversary in Padres history that isn’t mentioned very often and is one I didn’t know about until I became friends with Dave Freisleben.  We were talking last year and Dave mentioned that it was the anniversary of

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