A Look Back at the 1998 San Diego Padres

October 10, 2017

As I sit here watching the beginning of the 2017 postseason, I long to see the San Diego Padres in the playoffs again. I am reminded of when I was a young child during the celebrated playoff run of 1998. The city of San Diego was alive. Jack Murphy Stadium was filled every night. They averaged north of 31,000 per game at the ballpark that season. 1998 was a fun…

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22 Years Ago Today- 12 Player Deal Between Astros & Padres

December 28, 2016

December 28, 1994 The San Diego Padres acquire infielders Ken Caminiti, Andujar Cedeno, and Roberto Petagine, outfielder Steve Finley, pitcher Brian Williams, and a player to be named later (Sean Fesh) from the Houston Astros, for outfielders Derek Bell and Phil Plantier, infielders Ricky Gutierrez and Craig Shipley, and pitchers Doug Brocail and Pedro A. Martinez In what was the largest MLB transaction in terms of total players (12) since…

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“Why I am Thankful for the San Diego Padres”

November 24, 2016

In this day of giving thanks for everything we have in life, it is time to recognize the little things, like our beloved sports teams. Yes, both the Chargers and Padres are responsible for many heartaches throughout their time in San Diego. Both franchises have failed to bring a Championship to America’s Finest City, but we still support them with hope of one day hoisting a World Title. It shall…

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Padres Special: Remembering Ken Caminiti New Padres HOF Member

August 6, 2016

Today the San Diego Padres are inducting Ken Caminiti into the Padres hall-of-fame. The third baseman was the heart and soul of the team while he played on it and he is greatly missed by his peers. In the 46-year history of the San Diego Padres the team has had only one MVP. That honor goes to Ken Caminiti who was a very capable leader, but had many unforeseen issues…

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Padres Special: Remembering MVP Ken Caminiti

December 12, 2015

In the 46-year history of the San Diego Padres the team has had only one MVP. That honor goes to Ken Caminiti who was a very capable leader, but had many unforseen issues that led to his untimely death. Caminiti was a fierce competitor and worked very hard on his craft. The man hated to lose or fail and in the end that drive for perfection led him down the…

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Padres Special: 1998 National League Champion San Diego Padres Remembered

May 30, 2015

The 1998 San Diego Padres were a team that brought much joy to the city of San Diego. Their success came at the right time, as the city was in the midst of a battle over a potential new ballpark for the Padres. Keep the Faith was the slogan given to the fans by Larry Luchino and team executives. The Padres had brief appearance in the 2006 playoffs, losing to…

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