Walla Walla Padres

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Walla Walla Padres
Walla Walla, Washington
  • Short-Season (1973-1982)
Minor league affiliations
  • Northern (1973-1982)
Major league affiliations
  • Walla Walla Padres (1973-1982)
Minor league titles
League titles 1976
Division titles 1973, 1976, 1979

The Walla Walla Padres were a Class A baseball team in the Northwest League that played in the city of Walla Walla, Washington from 1973 to 1982. The team played at Borleske Stadium and was affiliated with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.

Notable players[edit]

Two future hall of famers played for the team: Ozzie Smith (1977) and Tony Gwynn (1981).

Other future major leaguers included Eric Show (1978), Ron Tingley (1977–1978), Bob Geren (1979–1980), Mark Parent (1979), Greg Booker (1981), John Kruk (1981), Jimmy Jones (1982), Gene Walter (1982), Ed O'Connell, and Mitch Williams (1982). Geren and Parent both became managers with different teams (Geren with the Oakland A's of MLB and Parent with the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League).

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1973 51-29 1st East Cliff Ditto none
1974 47-37 2nd East Cliff Ditto
1975 48-31 2nd South Cliff Ditto
1976 46-26 1st South Cliff Ditto Defeated Portland Mavericks 2-1
1977 41-27 2nd Affiliate Cliff Ditto
1978 45-24 2nd North Cliff Ditto
1979 40-30 1st North Curt Daniels Lost to Central Oregon Phillies 1-2
1980 35-34 3rd North Curt Daniels
1981 29-41 3rd North Bill Bryk
1982 32-38 3rd North Jim Skalen

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Coordinates: 46°04′37″N 118°20′10″W / 46.077°N 118.336°W / 46.077; -118.336