Bob Chandler's Tales from the San Diego Padres

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Longtime Padres announcer Bob Chandler shares his memories of the team with San Diego baseball historian Bill Swank in an easy-to-read recap of the team's colorful past. Chandler and Swank utilize their numerous contacts to bring readers many inside stories and humorous anecdotes dating back to the team's actual birth on May 27, 1968. Eight-time batting champion Tony Gwynn and Cy Young Award-winner Randy Jones are among the former players providing insight and inside stories. Chandler's longtime broadcast partner...
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Like-new book. Appears unread. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Illustrated throughout. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 180 pages. ... Foreword by Jerry Coleman. The San Diego Padres became a National League expansion team in 1969. Through 37 seasons of play, the Padres have never won a World Series, never had a pitcher throw a no-hitter, and never had a player hit for the cycle. They have, however, made it to the World Series twice, had three different pitchers win the Cy Young Award, and had a player tie Honus Wagner for most National League batting titles (eight). They almost lost the franchise to Washington, D.C., had an owner take the public address microphone on opening day to blast his own players, and created national headlines when a nationally-known comedienne performed her version of the national anthem before a game. Longtime Padres announcer Bob Chandler knows the details behind all of these stories and shares his memories with San Diego baseball historian Bill Swank in an easy-to-read recap of the team?s colorful past. They also look at many other stories: sick and severely dehydrated on the trainer?s table, Ken Caminiti had an IV removed from his arm, ate a Snickers bar, then hit two home runs against the New York Mets in Mexico; the comic relief provided by the San Diego Chicken during the Padres lean years; and how popular Padre Tim Flannery became the mascot - a cross between a dinosaur and an anteater. Chandler and Swank utilize their numerous contacts to bring fans many inside stories and humorous anecdotes dating back to the team?s actual birth on May 27, 1968. Eight-time batting champion Tony Gwynn and Cy Young Award-winner Randy Jones are among the former players providing insight and inside stories. Chandler?s longtime broadcast partner Jerry Coleman, elected to the broadcasters? wing of the baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, has written the foreword. A colorful collection of owners, managers, coaches, and players over the years lends themselves Read more Show Less

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Longtime Padres announcer Bob Chandler shares his memories of the team with San Diego baseball historian Bill Swank in an easy-to-read recap of the team's colorful past. Chandler and Swank utilize their numerous contacts to bring readers many inside stories and humorous anecdotes dating back to the team's actual birth on May 27, 1968. Eight-time batting champion Tony Gwynn and Cy Young Award-winner Randy Jones are among the former players providing insight and inside stories. Chandler's longtime broadcast partner Jerry Coleman, elected to the broadcasters? wing of the baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, has written the foreword.
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San Diego baseball fans know all too well that the Padres have never won a World Series, but that hasn't squashed their hometown pride. Veteran Padres announcer Bob Chandler and resident baseball historian Bill Swank provide a fascinating (and sometimes totally hilarious) recap of the team's history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596700246
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Author Bill Swank has selected a variety of images that highlight the baseball history of San Diego.
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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Two Straight Division Pennants!     1
A Franchise is Born     13
From Jose Arcia to Ozzie Smith     18
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly     26
Early Padres Stars     38
Broadcasting     56
Ray Kroc     73
Spring Training     80
Hang a Star on 1984     88
Three Frustrating Seasons     107
The Most Exciting Season in Franchise History     117
The Best Season-1998     127
Potpourri     142
On The Road     154
Characters     159
Tony Gwynn Bits and Pieces     172
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