Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Padres 1969-2013

 For the next five days I will be sharing my year by year autographs with you.  Then I will start in on the alphabetical sheets.
1969-The original Padre Ollie Brown.  Ollie was the first player taken by the Padres in the expansion draft. He played for the Padres until 1972.
1970-Walt Hriniak.  Walt didn't actually play for the Padres in 1970.  His last major league game was September 30, 1969.
1971-Rod Gaspar. Gaspar was just 2 years removed from winning the 1969 World Series with the Miracle Mets.  He played with the Padres until 1974.
1972-Dave Campbell.  Played for the Padres from 1970-1974
1973-Dave Roberts.  The reason I am a Padres fan.  Dave was the brother of one of my high school classmates.  Dave went straight to the majors and played with the Padres from 1972-1977.  One of three players named Dave Roberts that have played for the Padres.
1974-Bill Greif.  Greif played for the Padres from 1972-1977.  He and Dave Roberts are wearing my second favorite Padres uniforms.
1975-Dave Freisleben.  Appeared on 3 variation cards in 1974 Topps.  Played for the Padres from 1974-1978
1976-Brent Strom.  Played for the Padres from 1975-1977.
1977-Gene Tenace.  Gene escaped from Charlie O. Finley and signed with the Padres as a free agent before the 1977 season and played there through 1980

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