The San Diego Padres Encyclopedia

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Sports Publishing LLC, Dec 1, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 400 pages
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The San Diego Padres Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive history of one of Major League Baseball's most fascinating franchises. From its roots as a National League expansion team in 1969 through the 2000 season, this new book covers the team's entire season-by-season history on the field, including its World Series appearances in 1984 and 1998. The team's greatest stars -- Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Trevor Hoffman, Randy Jones, Nate Colbert, Steve Garvey, Ken Caminiti, and nearly a hundred others -- are fully chronicled, as are Padre celebrities such as Ray Kroc, Dick Williams, and Jerry Coleman. Much of the authors' biographical information was collected through personal interviews. The San Diego Padres Encyclopedia delineates the team's greatest milestones in its "This Date in Padre History" section, lists the franchise's all-time transactions, and chooses the Padres' all-time "dream team." The appendix of the book includes an all-time Padres roster and the most comprehensive statistical history of the Padres ever published.
  

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Contents

The Birth of a Major League Franchise 1968
3
The Inaugural Season 1969
9
The CellarDwelling Early Years 19701973
17
The Padres Nearly Leave San Diego 19731974
31
The Adolescent Years 19741977
37
THE MIDDLE YEARS 19781984
51
The Padres Come of Age 1978
53
The Years of Struggle 19791981
61
The Bargain Basement Years 19931994
133
The Restoration Years 19951997
139
The Dream Season 1998
151
The End of an Era 19992001
157
AllTime AllStar Team
174
BIOGRAPHIES Chapter 19 Executives
191
Managers
202
Players
217

The 500 Years 19821983
75
The Glorious Season 1984
85
The Miraculous Comeback 1984 Postseason
93
THE ROLLER COASTER YEARS 19852001
107
The Resurgent Years 19881989
115
The Transitional Years 19901992
125
STATISTICS This Day in Padres History
331
Trades
370
Padres AllTime Poster 19692001
386
Statistics 391
405
Bibliography
444
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