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San Diego Padres: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the San Diego Padres: The Early Years.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) The Padres adopted their name from the Pacific Coast League team which arrived in San Diego in 1936. That minor league franchise won the PCL title in 1937.  Who led the team?

  • Robin Roberts

  • Ted Williams

  • Mark Grace

  • Tony Gwynn

2) Who was the 1968 Major League Baseball expansion draft Padres #1 draftee?

  • Ollie Brown

  • Manny Mota

  • Roger Nelson

  • Don Mincher

3) Who is NOT a broadcaster during the 1969 season?

  • Duke Snider

  • Frank Sims

  • Mark Grace

  • Jerry Gross

4) Who is the Padres manager during the 1969 season?

  • Sparky Anderson

  • Roger Craig

  • Wally Moon

  • Preston Gómez

5) Joe Niekro and Santorini tied with the number of wins.  What is the number of wins?

  • 8

  • 12

  • 16

  • 24

6) Nate Colbert leads the team in home runs.  How many did he hit?

  • 12

  • 24

  • 48

  • 66

7) C. Arnholt Smith owns the team. He was a prominent San Diego businessman and former owner of the PCL Padres whose interests included banking, tuna fishing, hotels, real estate and an airline.

  • True or False?

8) How many games did the Padres win in the 1969 season?

  • 35

  • 52

  • 81

  • 85

9) Who was the Padre elected to 1969 Major League Baseball All-Star Game?

  • Chris Cannizzaro

  • Al McBean

  • Tony González

  • Rafael Robles

10) On April 8, the Padres played the Houston Astros at San Diego Stadium, in San Diego, California. The Padres beat the Astros.  Who was the winning pitcher?

  • Dave Roberts

  • Gary Ross

  • Al Santorini

  • Dick Selma

Check Your Answers

San Diego Padres: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. Ted Williams
  2. Ollie Brown
  3. Mark Grace
  4. Preston Gómez
  5. 8
  6. 24
  7. True
  8. 52
  9. Chris Cannizzaro
  10. Dick Selma

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