Category Archive: Articles.2019-TNP

San Diego Padres Near No-Hitters

In 7,976 regular-season games through the end of the 2018 season,…

San Diego Breaks Pacific Coast League Color Barrier

Johnny Ritchey broke the Pacific Coast League's color barrier…

Bill Starr: The San Diego Padre Who Batted for Ted Williams and Integrated the PCL

In December 1936, the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League…

The San Diego Tigers of the West Coast Negro Baseball League

As World War II ended, baseball was moving in a new direction.…

Researching Ted Williams' Latino Roots

There was one sentence that I read in Ted Williams’ autobiography,…

The Guide to Spalding: San Diego, 1900–15

Albert Spalding lived an extraordinary life as one of baseball’s…

Charlie Schmutz: The First San Diego-Born Major Leaguer

With its temperate Pacific Coast climate and rich baseball tradition,…

No. 19, Ted Williams, LF, San Diego Padres

It was June 1936 and a 17-year-old San Diego high school student…

The Shared National Pastime: San Diego’s First Japanese Ball Game

The Japanese Base Ball Association in 1911. (COURTESY OF…

Relief Pitching and the San Diego Padres: A Half-Century of Excellence

While the San Diego Padres experienced only two World Series…

Raw Materials: The Padres’ Expansion 30

On October 14, 1968, just four days after the final out of the…

Baseball Burials in San Diego

I hang out in cemeteries. Well, that's not exactly accurate.…

The Silver Anniversary of Tony Gwynn’s Quest for .400

The 1994 players’ strike deprived baseball fans of many simple…

Tony Gwynn: Meeting Baseball’s Best Hitter

"I don’t like to compare myself to hitters of the past because…

Steve Garvey and the Most Iconic Moment in San Diego Sports History

The San Diego Padres have retired the uniform numbers of five…

Profiles in Plumage: The San Diego Chicken

June 29, 1979, was a night unlike any other at San Diego Stadium.…

Alan Wiggins: A Tragic Hero

In early February 1985, Alan Wiggins became the newest big-money…
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