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June 28th

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1969 After ending an 11-game losing streak in their previous contest, the expansion Padres are the victims of a 19-0 shutout for the second time this season when Dodgers right-hander Don Drysdale equals the National League-record for the largest margin of victory in a shutout. L.A. will score more than half of their runs when they tally ten times in the third inning.

"He thinks he's in a sales convention dealing with a bunch of short-order cooks. That's not the way to go about getting a winner. Somebody ought to sit him down and straighten him out." - DOUG RADER, Astros third baseman's comments concerning Ray Kroc’s ownership style of the the Padres.

Padres president Buzzie Bavasi, inspired by disparaging postgame remarks about Ray Kroc, the team's owner and board chairman of McDonald’s, made previously by Astro third baseman Doug Rader, stages a Short-Order Cooks’ Night promotion, which gives any fan wearing a chef's hat free admission to the game. The Houston captain, who compared Kroc’s management of the Friars to a sales convention of short-order cooks, joins in on the fun by wearing a chef's hat and an apron and carrying a skillet and spatula when he brings the lineup card to home plate.

2001 After 20 seasons in San Diego, Padre outfielder Tony Gwynn announces he'll retire at the end of the season. The future Hall of Famer has the highest lifetime batting average (.338) among all active players.

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