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This Day in Padres History
October 1st

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1932 In Game 3 of the World Series, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig become the first teammates to hit multiple homers in the same postseason game, when their four round-trippers account for six runs in the Yankees' 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. On the same date, 78 years later, the feat is accomplished again when a pair of Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Will Myers, both go deep twice in the second game of the 2020 NL Wild-Card series.
1978 On the last day of the season at Qualcomm Stadium, Ozzie Smith does his signature flip for the first time. The Padres shortstop, asked by the club to do it for Fans Appreciation Day, will continue his gymnastic prowess as a member of the Cardinals, with the somersault becoming an Opening Day tradition at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

1988 Tony Gwynn, in a 6-3 win over the Astros, goes 2-for-3 to raise his league-leading batting average to .313. The Padres' outfielder becomes the first National League batting champion to win the title with a percentage below .320. (Giants second baseman Larry Doyle hit exactly .320 in 1915)
2007 The NL playoff game ends abruptly in the bottom of the 13th inning at Coors Field as Matt Holliday of the Rockies scores on a bang-bang play at home on a shallow Jamey Carroll sac fly, the third and winning run given up in Trevor Hoffman's blown save. Colorado's 9-8 comeback victory, their 14th in their last 15 games, ending the Padres season, who were one strike away two games ago from clinching a postseason berth.

2020 Fernando Tatis Jr. and Will Myers become the second pair of teammates in history to hit multiple homers in the same postseason game, joining Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, who accomplished the feat in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, on the same date exactly 78 years ago. Meyers' eighth-inning two-run blast proves to be the difference in the Padres' 11-9 comeback victory, forcing a deciding Game 3 in the NL wild-card series.

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