Dodgers Beat Padres 19-0

1969_0629_sports_thumb June 29, 1969: The Dodgers gained a share of a National League record thanks in large part to their struggling young neighbors to the south, the Padres.

The Dodgers scored 10 times in the third and demolished the Padres, 19-0, equaling the largest winning margin ever in a National League game. The Dodgers scored and scored and it wasn't pretty. They needed only six hits in the 10-run inning. The Padres contributed six walks and five wild pitches.

How bad were the Padres?

"The Mets of 1962 lost 120 games, a record figure, and historians will tell you there has not been a poorer team," wrote The Times' John Wiebusch. "That's the trouble with historians, they're always looking at the past. Someone had better start watching the San Diego Padres of 1969."

–Keith Thursby

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