1974 San Diego Padres season

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1974 San Diego Padres
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) C. Arnholt Smith and Ray Kroc
Manager(s) John McNamara
Local television none
Local radio KOGO
(Jerry Coleman, Bob Chandler)
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The 1974 San Diego Padres season was the sixth in franchise history. The team finished last in the National League West with a record of 60-102, 42 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

In his first home game as the Padres' new owner in 1974, Ray Kroc grabbed the public address system microphone and apologized to fans for the poor performance of the team, saying, "I've never seen such stupid ballplaying in my life." At the same time, a streaker raced across the field, eluding security personnel. Kroc shouted, "Throw him in jail!"[citation needed]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL West W L GB Pct.
Los Angeles Dodgers 102 60 -- .630
Cincinnati Reds 98 64 4 .605
Atlanta Braves 88 74 14 .543
Houston Astros 81 81 21 .500
San Francisco Giants 72 90 30 .444
San Diego Padres 60 102 42 .370

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1974 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
C Kendall, FredFred Kendall 141 424 98 .231 8 45
1B McCovey, WillieWillie McCovey 128 344 87 .253 22 63
2B Thomas, DerrelDerrel Thomas 141 523 129 .247 3 41
SS Hernández, EnzoEnzo Hernández 147 512 119 .232 0 34
LF Winfield, DaveDave Winfield 145 498 132 .265 20 75
CF Grubb, JohnnyJohnny Grubb 140 444 127 .286 8 42
RF Tolan, BobbyBobby Tolan 95 357 95 .266 8 40

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
Colbert, NateNate Colbert 119 368 76 .207 14 54
Hilton, DaveDave Hilton 74 217 52 .240 1 12
Beckert, GlennGlenn Beckert 64 172 44 .256 0 7
Clarke, HoraceHorace Clarke 42 90 17 .189 0 4
Locklear, GeneGene Locklear 39 74 20 .270 1 3
Elliott, RandyRandy Elliott 13 33 7 .212 1 2
Williams, BernieBernie Williams 14 15 2 .133 0 0

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
Greif, BillBill Greif 43 226 9 19 4.66 137
Freisleben, DaveDave Freisleben 33 211.2 9 14 3.66 130
Jones, RandyRandy Jones 40 208.1 8 22 4.45 124
Arlin, SteveSteve Arlin 16 64 1 7 5.91 18

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
Palmer, LowellLowell Palmer 22 73 2 5 5.67 52

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
Hardy, LarryLarry Hardy 76 9 4 2 4.69 57
Romo, VicenteVicente Romo 54 5 5 9 4.56 26
Laxton, BillBill Laxton 30 0 1 0 4.03 40
Corkins, MikeMike Corkins 25 2 2 0 4.79 41
Gerhardt, RustyRusty Gerhardt 23 2 1 1 7.07 22
Johnson, MikeMike Johnson 18 0 2 0 4.64 15
Garcia, RalphRalph Garcia 8 0 0 0 6.10 9

Awards and honors[edit]

1974 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League Roy Hartsfield
AA Alexandria Aces Texas League Jackie Brandt and Ken Bracey
Short-Season A Walla Walla Padres Northwest League Cliff Ditto

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