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Talkin’ Padres Baseball with The Coach… John Kentera

From XTRA Sports 690 to The Mighty 1090, John has been a staple of sports talk radio in San Diego for more than 20 years.  He has a passion for all sports and a memory that is second to none.  

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Posted in At the Ballpark, Fan Focus, Padres History, Padres Players, Padres Trade Rumors, Transactions

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

The Padres First Star – #17 – Nate Colbert

In the first few years of Padres history, the team struggled to win games.  Like all expansion clubs before them, the Padres were filled with players at the end of their careers, or with young players who hadn’t panned out with

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Posted in Padres History, Padres Players, Padres Throwback Thursday

Randy Jones Near No-Hitter

39 years ago, Randy Jones hurled his second one-hitter of the season in a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds at San Diego Stadium. Catcher Bill Plummer doubles in the 8th inning for the Reds only hit.

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Posted in Padres Throwback Thursday

A Mellow Tuesday Afternoon

In general, Tuesday afternoons are nothing to write home about. Tucked away in the middle of our weeks, they’re usually packed with routine tasks and must-do-now errands. It’s not often we recall something marvelous happening then. However, one particular Tuesday

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Posted in Padres Throwback Thursday

An Itch to Scratch

Living and growing up in San Diego, my grandpa would take me to San Diego Stadium to watch the Padres play.  The team wasn’t good but the players were friendly and the games were always fun.  1974 was the first

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Posted in Tuesdays with Ted

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