Monday, December 14, 2015

no. 482 - padres

Who is the man: The Padres were 11 games better in 1970 than their expansion season the previous year, but still finished last in the NL West. It was the second of six straight last-place finishes.

Can ya dig it: The team might be posing behind one of the on-deck circles.

Right on: Bring back the Swinging Friar.

You see that cat Gomez is a bad mother: The Padres' first manager, Preston Gomez, appears to be sitting in the center of the front row, fifth from the right.

Shut your mouth: Again, no numbers on the front of the jerseys so it's a little tough identifying players.

No one understands him but his woman: I'm throwing a guess out there and saying the tall fellow in the back at the far left is pitcher Earl Wilson. Wilson was at the end of his career when he came to the Padres and went 1-6 for San Diego.

(A word about the back): Every player with a team record on this list was on the 1970 Padres team, except for Joe Niekro and Frank Reberger. Both were traded after the 1969 season.

1 comment:

  1. Swinging friars the 1970 squad was...these guys still hold the team record for home runs, many guys had their career years (or close to) that season.