by Nelson Papucci
Stories, pictures, stats, quotes? It's all here! The complete history of your San Diego Padres. See rare photos of the 'Washington' uniforms, which the Padres designed for their move in 1974! How was the name 'Padres' chosen? Why was brown the original team color?
"The Padres' relocation to Washington was so expected that the team packed everything and even designed new uniforms in anticipation of the move. The Topps baseball card company actually changed the team name on its 1974 set to the eerily generic 'Washington NL' before correcting the error."
"Kroc grabbed the microphone and announced to the crowd: 'I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that we've outdrawn the Dodgers. They had 31,000 for their opener and we had 39,000 for ours? The bad news is that I've never seen such stupid ball playing in my life. Ladies and gentleman, I suffer with you!'"