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This Day in Padres History -- May 17

May 17, 1977 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Padres 23-6 at Wrigley Field in a game that set records for most runs, earned runs (20), hits (24 in a nine-inning game), total bases (49) and RBIs (22) ever against a Padre team. 154 more words

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Padres History-May 6th 2001

Manager Bruce Bochy notches his 500th victory as a manager of the San Diego Padres, while Rickey Henderson reaches base for the 5000th time in his career with a double in the Padres 8-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds at Cinergy Field.

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This Day in Padres History -- April 25

April 25, 1969 – In the first major trade in franchise history, the Padres trade Opening Day starter Dick Selma (the right-hander was the Padres’ third-round pick in the expansion draft) to the Chicago Cubs for right-handed pitchers… 120 more words

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Padres History April 25, 2001

On a walk from Phillies pitcher Jose Mesa, Rickey Henderson breaks the career walks record established by Babe Ruth in 1935 when he receives his 2,063rd base on balls.

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A Great Day for Baseball Cards

When I was a boy, my father would take me to the flea market in Ladson, South Carolina. We found some bargains. One dealer had boxes of old baseball cards. 105 more words

Ryan strikes out 5,000

On April 22, 1989, Nolan Ryan became the first, and remains the only, Major League Baseball pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters when the Texas Ranger faced Oakland Athletics star  245 more words

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The 5 best center fielders in Yankee history

This continues a series on the best Yankees at different positionsToday: center field.

Center field might rival or surpass catcher as the position with the strongest Yankee tradition. 2,508 more words

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