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On this Date in Padres History 5/8/1973: Cubs manager Whitey Lockman gets ejected and Ernie Banks makes history

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Cubs staffer and former player Ernie Banks became the first African-American to manage a major league team.

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On this date in San Diego Padres history, the Padres fell to the Chicago 3-2 in a 12-inning contest that saw Cubs skipper Whitey Lockman get ejected in the 11th inning at Jack Murphy Stadium. Former Cubs player Ernie Banks, now on the team staff, had to replace him. This was significant because for that lone inning, Banks became the first African-American to manage a major league baseball game.

The Padres actually carried a 2-0 lead built in the first inning all the way to the top of the eighth where the Cubs tied it 2-2. That score would hold until pinch hitter Joe Pepitone hit a double into left field which brought home catcher Ken Rudolph for the winning score.

The Padres were led offensively by first baseman Nate Colbert who knocked in those two runs in the first inning when he shot a single to center field.