The San Diego Padres Encyclopedia

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Sports Pub, 2003 - 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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