Raw Materials: The Padres’ Expansion 30

By Mark Camps

This article was published in the 2019 The National Pastime.

On October 14, 1968, just four days after the final out of the World Series, the National League held an expansion draft. The San Diego Padres said they drafted for speed, pitching, and fielding. The team they took to the field to open their inaugural 1969 season was an eclectic bunch. On October 14, 1968, just four days after the final out of the World Series, the National League held an expansion draft, allowing the two new teams who were to join the Senior Circuit the next season to . . .

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