Bevacqua, Arlin, among others, will attend Padres Re-Creation

TW SABR logo 1We mentioned previously the Re-Creation night that our local SABR Chapter is putting on, sponsored by the Aramco Group.  Several more details have been released today.

First, the fine folks at Chubby’s Food Truck will be in the Scripps Ranch Library (10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego 92131) parking lot for those wanting to eat at the event.  Chubby’s serves a variety of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, Mexican food, and other fare for your culinary pleasure.  Their full menu can be found on their website.

Kurt Bevacqua and Steve Arlin will attend the event and are just two of the former Padres Bob Chandler will interview during the re-creation. Bevacqua, in parts of six seasons with the Padres (1979-80, 1982-85), hit .245/.331/.331 with 7 HR and 128 RBI, and played multiple positions including first base, second base, third base, left field, and right field.  He is perhaps best known for his hitting during the 1984 World Series, when he went .412/.444/.882 with 2 home runs, including the 3-run shot in Game 2 that secured the only World Series Game win in Padres history.

Arlin also spent six  seasons with the Padres (1969-1974), during which he went 32-62 for the club with a 4.33 ERA.  Arlin came closer than any other Padres pitcher to throwing a no-hitter, when his bid on 18 July 1972 against the Phillies was broken up with two out in the ninth inning.  He is the grandson of Harold Arlin, who called the first ever baseball game broadcast on radio.

Other Padre alumni scheduled to attend include:

  1. Chris Cannizzaro, who caught for the Padres during the 1969-1971 and 1974 seasons.  Chris was the first MLB Padre ever selected to participate in the All-Star Game (1969).
  2. Bob Skinner, the only man to manage both the PCL Padres and MLB Padres.  He was the last PCL Padre manager.  Bob was a Padres coach from 1970-1973, and won his only game as Padre manager on 29 May 1977.
  3. Roger Craig, who managed the Padres from 1978-1979. Craig led the team to their first winning record as a Major League franchise (84-78, 1978).  He later achieved some fame as the San Francisco Giants manage.
  4. Norm Sherry, who was the Padres pitching coach during Dick Williams tenure as Manager (1982-1984).  He later coached with Craig in San Francisco.

I’m told there is at least one special guest expected to attend.

Tickets can be bought at the door starting at 5pm.  Seats can also be reserved by emailing SDTWSABR@aol.com.  Reservations must include the number of tickets reserved.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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