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Padres History April 19, 1997

This day in Padres history: April 19, 1997. In the first major league game ever played in Hawaii, the Cardinals edge the Padres, 1-0, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The three-game set, titled the Padres Paradise Series, find the Friars dropping two

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Managing the Storm in 2016 – Francisco Morales

Francisco Morales - Manager at Lake Elsinore Storm

04/09/16 / Padres360.com / @Padres360 by Rebecca Herman & Wayne McBrayer at Lake Elsinore, CA Francisco Morales brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and experience to the 2016 Lake Elsinore Storm.  Drafted in 1992, Francisco began his baseball journey that

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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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Cardinal Thoughts on Jon Jay

After the Padres traded 2B-SS Jedd Gyorko to the Cardinals for OF Jon Jay, my cousin Joe McBrayer, who writes a blog about the Cardinals, asked me if I would write-up  my thoughts of Gyorko and what the Cardinals were getting

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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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Leading the Storm is Jamie Quirk

Lake Elsinore Storm - Jamie Quirk

On the Farm with the Manager of Lake Elsinore Storm – Jamie Quirk Coming out of high school, Jamie Quirk had a big decision to make.  Should he sign with the Kansas City Royals, who drafted him with the 18th pick in

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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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Back to the 80’s With Terry Kennedy

We were excited to meet up with Terry Kennedy the night of the 1984 Anniversary celebration at Petco. He was signing autographs and we asked if he would consider completing our Throwback Thursday Padres Alumni questionnaire.  He agreed and we

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Memories From John D’Acquisto

  John D’Acquisto was a pitcher for the Padres from 1977-1980.  His best season came during the Padres first winning season of 1978 when he posted a 4-3 record with a 2.13 ERA with 104 strikeouts and 10 saves.  I

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Ryan Jackson From a Cardinals Perspective

  I would like to thank my cousin Joe McBrayer for taking the time to write this piece for Padres360.com.  He’s a lifelong Cardinals fan and loves baseball with a passion. St. Louis (MO) Last week the Houston Astros traded

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