SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Padres will celebrate Ted Williams and the 80th anniversary of the team beginning play in the Pacific Coast League at Wednesday's interleague game against the Boston Red Sox at Petco Park.
The Padres will wear reproductions of their 1936 PCL jerseys while the Red Sox will also wear throwback jerseys from the same time period.
Williams joined the Padres in 1936 at the age of 17, hitting .271 in 42 games. He hit .291 with 23 home runs in 138 games in 1937, helping the Padres win the PCL title, San Diego's first professional baseball championship.
The Padres also won PCL titles in 1962 and 1964, when they were the Cincinnati Reds' Triple-A affiliate, and 1967, when they were a Philadelphia Phillies' farm club.
After playing with the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association in 1938, Williams was promoted to the Red Sox in 1939. He played 19 seasons with the team, missing three seasons when he served in the Marine Corps during World War II.
A pregame ceremony will be held honoring retiring Boston designated hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz will receive a retirement gift from the team from Padres broadcaster Don Orsillo, a former Red Sox broadcaster.
Wednesday is Major League Baseball's 15th annual Roberto Clemente Day, established to honor the Hall of Fame outfielder's legacy and officially acknowledge team nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to the player "who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team.''
The Padres nominee is pitcher Tyson Ross, who was primarily recognized for his community contributions through the Ross Rotation, where he hosts, funds and plans a youth event every month.
The goal of the monthly event is to bring joy to children at the Jackie Robinson YMCA and the Monarch School for children affected by homelessness.
Ross is also involved in other youth clinics and animal welfare.
Fans can vote for the award winner on social media for the first time by posting hashtags to Twitter and Facebook. The hashtag for Ross is #VoteRoss.
Major League Baseball established Seat 21 for this year's Roberto Clemente Day, a designated seat in each stadium dedicated to a well-known or local hero who will be recognized in addition to the club Clemente Award nominee.
The Padres Seat 21 honoree is Andrea Skorepa, the CEO of Casa Familiar, which provides more than 40 bilingual programs and services at six sites, seeking to empower residents in San Ysidro and South San Diego to take an active role in their communities by engaging them in civic, sustainability and quality of life issues affecting the region.
Clemente wore 21 during his major league career, all spent with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente was killed in a plane crash on New Year's Eve 1972 while attempting to deliver supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.