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Padres record on Father's Day

Stephen Dunn

Here's a request for the Gaslamp Ballmanac:

A good question considering the English translation of the team's name is the "Fathers".

To answer this question I thought I was going to have to look up the dates for each Father's Day for the last 45 years, but then realized that I could code it by querying the date of the third Sunday in June. I never really realized there was a formula to it until now, probably much to the chagrin of my own father.

The Padres have played a game on Father's Day every year except in 1981 and are playing .500 baseball with a record of 22-22. What's better than a tie on Father's Day?

UPDATE:

I just fixed the table. My calculations were thrown off by a doubleheader in 1971 and the fact that there isn't a game on every Sunday. I checked the dates this time. The Padres are 21-24 and have a .467 win percentage.

Padres record on Father's Day

Year

Date

Outcome

Opponent

Home/Away

Runs

Runs Against

Difference

1969

Jun 15

L

PHI


4

5

-1

1970

Jun 21

L

SFG


2

7

-5

1971

Jun 20

L

SFG

@

0

2

-2

1971

Jun 20

L

SFG

@

2

6

-4

1972

Jun 18

W

PIT

@

1

0

1

1973

Jun 17

L

NYM

@

1

3

-2

1974

Jun 16

L

MON

@

8

9

-1

1975

Jun 15

L

NYM


0

6

-6

1976

Jun 20

W

STL

@

5

4

1

1977

Jun 19

W

STL


6

2

4

1978

Jun 18

W

PHI


4

1

3

1979

Jun 17

L

CHC


5

8

-3

1980

Jun 15

L

PHI

@

5

8

-3

1982

Jun 20

L

HOU

@

4

8

-4

1983

Jun 19

W

HOU


6

4

2

1984

Jun 17

L

SFG


3

5

-2

1985

Jun 16

L

SFG

@

3

7

-4

1986

Jun 15

L

LAD


0

6

-6

1987

Jun 21

L

SFG


2

11

-9

1988

Jun 19

L

LAD

@

2

12

-10

1989

Jun 18

L

HOU


2

5

-3

1990

Jun 17

L

LAD

@

3

6

-3

1991

Jun 16

W

CHC


4

2

2

1992

Jun 21

L

SFG

@

0

1

-1

1993

Jun 20

L

COL

@

1

3

-2

1994

Jun 19

W

HOU


5

1

4

1995

Jun 18

W

PIT

@

2

0

2

1996

Jun 16

L

CHC

@

4

8

-4

1997

Jun 15

L

TEX

@

4

7

-3

1998

Jun 21

W

SFG

@

5

1

4

1999

Jun 20

W

PIT


6

3

3

2000

Jun 18

W

CIN


8

7

1

2001

Jun 17

W

SEA


11

9

2

2002

Jun 16

W

SEA


5

3

2

2003

Jun 15

W

CHW

@

1

0

1

2004

Jun 20

L

TOR


0

3

-3

2005

Jun 19

W

MIN

@

5

1

4

2006

Jun 18

W

LAA

@

7

3

4

2007

Jun 17

W

CHC

@

11

3

8

2008

Jun 15

L

CLE

@

3

7

-4

2009

Jun 21

W

OAK


4

1

3

2010

Jun 20

W

BAL


9

4

5

2011

Jun 19

L

MIN

@

4

5

-1

2012

Jun 17

W

OAK

@

2

1

1

2013

Jun 16

W

ARI


4

1

3