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The HoME 100: #20–11

Okay, we’ve finally reached the top-20, the elite of the elite, the inner circle, if you will. Today, you’re going to see ten of the twenty best players who ever stepped onto a diamond (and a few ESPN threw in there because their mainstream readers aren’t familiar with Oscar Charlton and Pete Alexander. 2,017 more words

The HoME 100

(my) Tom

I used to love the Who. I used to love grape Nerds, tight-rolling my jeans, and collecting Rickey Henderson baseball cards. I can’t necessarily pinpoint when my love affair with the Who lost its passion, but I’ll never forget their fourth album, 1969’s Tommy. 40 more words


Nash relishing his second chance

For a moment, the professional playing career of Dash hitter Telvin Nash was over.

The Houston Astros released him at age 24, six years after they drafted the power-hitting first baseman out of high school in Griffin, Ga. 756 more words

What If The Athletics Didn't Need To Worry About Money?

Imagine for just one day that the Oakland Athletics had all the money in the world and Billy Beane decided to go out and make trades left and right. 584 more words


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

Yonder Alonso

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