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1970 San Diego Padres season

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • June 12, 1970: Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates threw a no-hitter against the Padres.[2] The rumour is that Dock Ellis pitched the no-hitter on acid. The way Ellis tells the story, in Donald Hall's book, "In the Country of Baseball", the Pirates were starting a west-coast road trip. After the Pirates landed in San Diego, Ellis visited his hometown of L.A. for a party. Ellis forgot he was slated to pitch the next day. So he started doing acid the night before the game, and around 10 a.m., after catching maybe an hour of sleep, he realized he was in the wrong place.[3]

Opening Day lineupEdit

  • Ollie Brown
  • Dave Campbell
  • Chris Cannizzaro
  • Nate Colbert
  • Tommy Dean
  • Pat Dobson
  • Cito Gaston
  • Van Kelly
  • Jerry Morales[4]

Season standingsEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 0.630 57–24 45–36
Los Angeles Dodgers 87 74 0.540 14½ 39–42 48–32
San Francisco Giants 86 76 0.531 16 48–33 38–43
Houston Astros 79 83 0.488 23 44–37 35–46
Atlanta Braves 76 86 0.469 26 42–39 34–47
San Diego Padres 63 99 0.389 39 31–50 32–49

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1970 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 8–4 5–13 9–9 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 7–5
Chicago 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 13–5 7–11 9–9 8–10 9–3 7–5 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 5–7 15–3 13–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 8–4 8–10 9–9 9–3
Houston 9–9 5–7 3–15 8–10 8–4 6–6 4–8 6–6 14–4 10–8 6–6
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 7–5 6–5 6–6 11–7 9–9 7–5
Montreal 6–6 5–13 5–7 4–8 4–8 10–8 11–7 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
New York 6–6 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–10 13–5 6–12 6–6 6–6 12–6
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 5–7 8–4 5–6 7–11 5–13 4–14 9–3 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 9–9 12–6 14–4 6–6 4–8 12–6
San Diego 9–9 3–9 10–8 4–14 7–11 6–6 6–6 3–9 6–6 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 8–4 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 5–7 11–7 3–9 6–6 5–7 11–7 6–12 10–8 6–12 8–4 5–7


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1970 San Diego Padres
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

= Indicates team leader

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
RF Ollie Brown 139 534 156 .292 23 89

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Arlin 2 12.2 1 0 2.84 3

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Al Santorini 21 75.2 1 8 6.07 41

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winnersEdit

1970 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Cito Gaston, outfield, reserve

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ John Scott at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Dock Ellis No Hitter
  3. ^ ESPN.com – Page2 – The List: Baseball's biggest rumors
  4. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1970&t=SDN
  5. ^ Dan Spillner at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External linksEdit