First sweep of the season is in the books!

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Okay, back to baseball. I wanted to post this this morning, but didn't get around to it. The Padres completed their first sweep of the season yesterday on April 17th. If I counted correctly that was the 11th earliest that they've pulled off that feat.

Did you know in 1971 that the Padres never swept an opponent in at least a 3 game series? Did you know that in 1969 the franchise started the season with a sweep of the Astros? Further did you know that their latest sweep was in 1970 when they barely fit it in against the Reds before the season ended?

Fascinating stuff right? I think next I'll look at the Padres being swept. I wonder if they ever went a season without being swept? If they did it was probably 1998, if you don't count the World Series. I guess we'll just have to wait for the next Gaslamp Ballmanac entry or you can figure it out for yourself.

Season

Date

Opponent

1969

10-Apr

Astros

1970

13-Sep

Reds

1971



1972

3-Aug

Braves

1973

5-Jul

Dodgers

1974

28-Apr

Phillies

1975

21-May

Cardinals

1976

8-Aug

Astros

1977

19-Jul

Cardinals

1978

23-Apr

Braves

1979

31-May

Braves

1980

30-Jul

Cubs

1981

14-May

Mets

1982

18-Apr

Dodgers

1983

23-Jun

Dodgers

1984

25-Apr

Giants

1985

23-Jun

Giants

1986

16-Apr

Dodgers

1987

9-Aug

Braves

1988

24-Apr

Astros

1989

17-May

Expos

1990

15-Apr

Giants

1991

14-Apr

Dodgers

1992

17-May

Pirates

1993

18-Apr

Cardinals

1994

14-Apr

Phillies

1995

30-Apr

Reds

1996

7-Apr

Astros

1997

22-May

Dodgers

1998

9-Apr

Reds

1999

20-Jun

Pirates

2000

23-Apr

Astros

2001

8-Apr

Rockies

2002

10-Apr

Diamondbacks

2003

3-Jul

Dodgers

2004

29-Apr

Expos

2005

4-May

Rockies

2006

8-May

Cubs

2007

27-May

Brewers

2008

8-Jun

Mets

2009

12-Apr

Giants

2010

18-Apr

Diamondbacks

2011

29-Jun

Royals

2012

14-Jun

Mariners

2013

17-Apr

Dodgers

X
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