1970 San Diego Padres season

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1970 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) C. Arnholdt Smith
Manager(s) Preston Gómez
Local television KOGO
Local radio KOGO
(Duke Snider, Frank Sims, Jerry Gross)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • June 12, 1970: Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates threw a no-hitter against the Padres.[2] The rumour is that Dock Ellis pitched the no-hitter on acid. The way Ellis tells the story, in Donald Hall's book, "In the Country of Baseball," the Pirates were starting a west-coast road trip. After the Pirates landed in San Diego, Ellis visited his hometown of L.A. for a party. Ellis forgot he was slated to pitch the next day. So he started doing acid the night before the game, and around 10 a.m., after catching maybe an hour of sleep, he realized he was in the wrong place.[3]

Opening Day lineup[edit]

  • Ollie Brown
  • Dave Campbell
  • Chris Cannizzaro
  • Nate Colbert
  • Tommy Dean
  • Pat Dobson
  • Cito Gaston
  • Van Kelly
  • Jerry Morales[4]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 -- .630
Los Angeles Dodgers 87 73 14.5 .540
San Francisco Giants 86 76 16 .531
Houston Astros 79 83 23 .488
Atlanta Braves 76 86 26 .469
San Diego Padres 63 99 39 .389

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1970 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
RF Brown, OllieOllie Brown 139 534 156 .292 23 89

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Arlin, SteveSteve Arlin 2 12.2 1 0 2.84 3

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Santorini, AlAl Santorini 21 75.2 1 8 6.07 41

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winners[edit]

1970 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Cito Gaston, outfield, reserve

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake City Bees Pacific Coast League Don Zimmer
AA Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Harry Malmberg
A Lodi Padres California League Sonny Ruberto and Ken Bracey
Short-Season A Tri-City Padres Northwest League Marty Keough

Elmira affiliation shared with Kansas City Royals[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Scott page at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Dock Ellis No Hitter
  3. ^ ESPN.com - Page2 - The List: Baseball's biggest rumors
  4. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1970&t=SDN
  5. ^ Dan Spillner page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]