Sunday, June 20, 2010

Revisiting 1977 San Diego

A while back I highlighted some home games from the 1977 Padres after getting a pocket schedule autographed by catcher Bob Davis with some funny promotional games in a trade with SpastikMooss. Recently I got a card that actually shows a Padres game from that year. The game was August 29, 1977, when Lou Brock broke Ty Cobb's career stolen base record.

There was no promotion that night, which may be why less than 20,000 fans showed up. I suppose that total is not too bad for a Monday night game in late August between two teams who were out of the pennant race. Also San Diego had just gone through a fairly serious hurricane the week before. Many of them may have come to see if Brock, who stole two bases that day, would tie or break the record.

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