#36 Tony Gwynn

Today would have been Tony Gwynn’s 60th birthday…unfortunately Mr. Padre passed away in 2014. As you know SSOMG has never been a huge Padre fan.  That being said, I probably have watched parts of more than 2,000 Padre games over the last 30 years (maybe more?) since moving to San Diego County. Many of thoseContinue reading “#36 Tony Gwynn”

#20 Pete Rose

Pete Rose will be 80 years old next year. Pete broke into major league baseball at the age of 22 and played for another 23 years, until his retirement in 1986.  Pete Rose is the all-time MLB leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at bats (14,053), singles (3,215), and outs (10,328). He won two Gold Gloves, and madeContinue reading “#20 Pete Rose”

#1 Joe Nuxhall

On June 10th, 1944, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall pitched the 9th inning of a very one-sided loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Reds lost the game 18-0.  Joe got two outs, but gave up 5 walks and two hits.  He was pulled after a wild pitch.  It would be his last pitch inContinue reading “#1 Joe Nuxhall”