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

In 2005, the Padres unveiled a bust of Johnny Ritchey at the…

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

Although Ted Williams might have habitually brushed the subject…

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

25 years before Ted Williams made his Red Sox debut, the trail…

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

In June 1936, a 17-year-old San Diego high school student signed…

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

In 1905, the Waseda University baseball club from Tokyo became…

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

A cemetery tour of some of the better-known baseball figures…

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

A look back 25 years after the 1994 players’ strike deprived…

Tony Gwynn: Meeting Baseball’s Best Hitter

Tony Gwynn played his entire major league career for the Padres…

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

Steve Garvey’s game-winning two-run home run in the bottom…

Profiles in Plumage: The San Diego Chicken

The tale of Ted Giannoulas and his chicken suit is a quintessential…

Alan Wiggins: A Tragic Hero

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