Three Trades Happened On This Day in Padres History

December 6, 2017

It is rare that three significant trades happen for a major league franchise on the same date, but December 6th goes down in San Diego Padres history for just that reason. A total of 13 players exchanged hands on this date as the Padres attempted to improve their team on three different occasions. The Padres made these trades in 1985, 1989, and 1996 respectively, but each were significant in shaping the…

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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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On This Date in Padres’ History, Three Important Trades Happened

December 6, 2016

  It is rare that three significant trades happen for a major league franchise on the same date, but December 6th goes down in San Diego Padres history for just that reason. A total of 13 players exchanged hands on this date as the Padres attempted to improve their team on three different occasions. The Padres made these trades in 1985, 1989 and 1996 respectively, but each were significant in shaping…

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Padres Special: Padres Strange Outfield History (One Year Wonders)

January 3, 2016

** We would first like to thank Bill Center for the information he helped provide in researching this piece. Mr. Center is a true San Diego sports icon and we feel very blessed to have worked briefly with him on this piece. Thank you Mr. Center and a tip of the cap to you. The San Diego Padres have had a strange history in the outfield position over the years….

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Padres Special: Three Important Padres Trades Happened on This Date

December 6, 2015

It is rare that three significant trades happen for a major league franchise on the same date, but December 6th goes down in San Diego Padres history for just that reason. A total of 13 players exchanged hands on this date as the Padres attempted to improve their team on three different occasions. The Padres made these trades in 1985, 1989 and 1996. Each trade was significant in shaping the teams…

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