Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Crime Dog and Joe

Frederick Stanley McGriff was in 1990 was part of one of the Padres annual WTF trades.  The Padres traded the very popular Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter for Fred and Tony Fernandez.  Alomar and Carter helped Toronto to back to back World Series Titles.  McGriff and Fernandez were part of underperforming Padres teams.  After 2 1/2 seasons and 84 home runs in San Diego, Fred went on to play with Tampa Bay, the Cubs, the Braves and Dodgers.  He retired with 493 home runs tied with Lou Gehrig.  I think I got this signed through the mail.  Joseph Anthony McIntosh was drafted by the Padres in 1973, made his debut in 1974, pitched for the Padres in 1975 and was traded to the Astros for Doug Rader in 1975 and retired.  Hello and Goodbye. He pitched both as a started and reliever for the Padres in his short career.

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