Monday, June 06, 2016

Box Score of the Week

Houston Astros at San Diego Padres -- April 9, 1974.


The Padres got off to a poor start in the 1974 season. They started the season with three games in Los Angeles and were swept. The Padres were not even competitive as they were outscored 25-2 in the series. 

In their home opener on April 9, San Diego was losing 9-2 in the eighth inning when new owner Ray Kroc took to the P.A. system and proclaimed to the 39,000+ home fans “Ladies and gentlemen, I suffer with you." He also added  “I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Dodgers drew 31,000 for their opener and we’ve drawn 39,000 for ours. The bad news is that this is the most stupid baseball playing I’ve ever seen.” Legend has it the crowd let out perhaps the loudest cheer heard that entire game. 


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