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Padres to Host MLB Mid-Summer Classic in 2016

It’s been almost 23 years since the phrase “All-Star Game” was said with any legitimate purpose in San Diego, but you can never be too late when it comes to that sort of thing. The San Diego Padres and Major League Baseball officially announced this morning that the All-Star Game would be hosted at Petco Park in 2016. Now that’s a refreshing change of pace. The Padres haven’t...
Via Friarhood
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Friday Notes

We're now within six weeks of Royals pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, which is about the time when the amount of time before it finally happens seems far too long to deal with. I think it's safe to say this is the most anticipated Royals season in quite some time, maybe since 2004. Let's just hope the 2015 season goes a little better than that year. Of course,...
Via Pine Tar Press
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Today In Tribe History: September 30, 1988

Future Indians star Sandy Alomar Jr. makes his Major League debut with the San Diego Padres. He pinch-hits for Jerald Clark in the ninth inning and strikes out against Houston’s Brian Meyer. He will not play in the Majors again until September 10th, 1989. He enters the game as a defensive replacement for Benito Santiago and gets his first hit, a two-run double, in the ninth. He...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie of the Year Award

National League ROY Butch Metzger (1976) 1st (11.0) Benito Santiago (1987) 1st (120.0) Top 10 Finishes Johnny Grubb (1973) 6th (1.0) Gene Richards (1977) 3rd (4.0) Ozzie Smith (1978) 2nd (8.0) Juan Bonilla (1981) 4th (5.0) Luis DeLeon (1982) 5th (10.0) Eric Show (1982) 8th (1.0) Mark Thurmond (1983) 9th (1.0) Carmelo Martinez (1984) 6th (2.0) John Kruk...
Via Padres Public
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony

By: Andrew Crawford I didn’t get to grow up in San Diego, like many of the tributes start out. I was born there, and we moved to Orlando due to my dad’s job when I was two.  Both branches of the family were there though, and back in the day my mom’s parents bought season tickets in 1970.  My great uncle bought season tickets in 1969, so I guess my grandpa was playing catch...
Via Padres Public
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver Slugger Award

Silver Slugger Award Terry Kennedy – Catcher 1983 Tony Gwynn – Outfield 1984 Garry Templeton – Shortstop 1984 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (2) 1986 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (3) 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher (2) 1988 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (4) 1989 Benito Santiago – Catcher (3) 1990 Benito Santiago – Catcher (4) 1991 ...
Via Padres Public
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Glove Award

Gold Glove Award Dave Winfield – Outfield 1979 Ozzie Smith – Shortstop 1980 Dave Winfield – Outfield (2) 1980 Ozzie Smith – Shortstop (2) 1981 Tony Gwynn – Outfield 1986 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (2) 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher 1988 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (3) 1989 Benito Santiago – Catcher (2) 1989 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (4) 1990 Benito Santiago...
Via Padres Public
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Otero – 45th Round Success Story

While Brandon Villafuerte was selected and signed by the Mets in the 66th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft and was the deepest pick the Mets ever signed that made it to the Major Leagues, he did not make it to the majors as a member of the Mets.So who holds the distinction of being the deepest pick that made it to Queens after originally signing with the Mets?That distinction...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Padres announcer Jerry Coleman passes away at 89

It was a certainly a bittersweet Sunday in San Diego. Hours after the Chargers secured an impressive playoff victory in Cincinnati, and moments after the city’s top 20 college basketball team became the first non-Big 12 school to win in Lawrence, Kan., since 2006, San Diego lost perhaps its most legendary sports icon not named Tony Gwynn. Jerry Coleman died Jan. 5 from complications...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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