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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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