This Day in Padres History: The Big Trade with Toronto

December 5, 2017

On this day in 1990, the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays made a trade that would change both franchises forever (but honestly, it was mostly the Blue Jays). Fred McGriff was coming off of a stellar season in 1990, with 35 home runs and a .300 batting average for Toronto. That was his third consecutive year with at least 34 home runs. Shortstop Tony Fernandez had been an…

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Padres Birthday Spotlight: Fred McGriff

October 31, 2017

Happy 54th birthday to the “Crime Dog” himself, Fred McGriff. McGriff put up borderline Hall of Fame numbers during his 19-year career, which involved six different uniforms. One of those uniforms was for the San Diego Padres. McGriff started his career by being drafted out of his Tampa area high school by the New York Yankees in 1981. He actually never saw the field in pinstripes, as he was dealt…

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Padres History: The Four Tops

May 4, 2017

When San Diego Padres fans look at the current starting lineup, they see four young players who are exciting to watch, and are expected to be a part of the team’s long-term plans. Manuel Margot, Wil Myers, Hunter Renfroe, and Austin Hedges are all expected to be with this team for a long time as the organization is trying to build a winner, and one that can win for years…

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