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A Visit with former Padres Pitcher – Bill Greif

04/07/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360 by Wayne McBrayer I really don’t know what ever inspired me to start collecting autographs, but I do remember the very first autograph I ever acquired, and where I got it from.  The Padres were

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Hail To the Chief – Part #3

Gene Locklear Art

In our last part of our Gene Locklear interview, we reached out to some of his former teammates for questions they would be interested in having Gene answer.  Some ended up just being comments while some had a little bit

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Hail To The Chief! Gene Locklear Part #1

“So, you’re a friend of Dave Freisleben?” asked Gene Locklear as we walked up to his house.  Wayne responded with a yes, we are.  “We’ll, if I had known that, I wouldn’t have invited you,” was Gene’s smiling response and with

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From 2B to 3B With Former Padre Dave Hilton

Since we started writing the blog, I have started to once again look at the baseball cards I collected when I was little.  So many Padres names and so many happy memories flood back into my mind when I look at

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Catching Up with Bob Davis

Padres Catcher, Bob Davis, 1978 Topps

Drafted in the 6th round of the 1970 draft out of Locust Grove High School,  Bob Davis spent two years in the minors before getting called up in 1973 to open the season for the Padres due to an injury to Fred

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Reaching out to Bob Shirley

Bob Shirley enjoyed his best seasons as a player with the San Diego Padres.  Drafted by the Padres with the 8th pick in the first round, Bob was assigned to AA Amarillo where he went 9-5 with a 3.32 ERA

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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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40 Years Ago Today: 8/4/74

Today is an anniversary in Padres history that isn’t mentioned very often and is one I didn’t know about until I became friends with Dave Freisleben.  We were talking last year and Dave mentioned that it was the anniversary of

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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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Does the SD Chicken have a Favorite Padre?

  Welcome to our first edition of “Tuesdays with Ted.” We look forward to sharing his stories and insights over many weeks and hope, together, we can brighten your day regardless of the Padres’ score on a given day! We

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