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September 22nd

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1969 Willie Mays, joining Yankee legend Babe Ruth, becomes the second major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs. The historic two-run homer is delivered as a pinch hitter in the top of the seventh inning off Padres hurler Mike Corkins and proves to be the difference in the Giants' 4-2 victory at Qualcomm Stadium.

1969 Giant outfielder Bobby Bonds, during the team's 4-2 victory over the Padres, establishes a big league record when he strikes out for the 176th time this season. The California native will finish the year with a total of 187 and will extend the dubious mark next season with two additional strikeouts.
2010 The Diamondbacks hire Kevin Towers as the team's general manager, bypassing the interim GM Jerry Dipoto, a highly-regarded administrator within the organization and throughout baseball for the job he did replacing Josh Byrnes. During Towers' 14-year tenure in the same position with the Padres, San Diego won four division titles and played in the 1998 World Series against New York.

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