Padres Rain Jacket (1978?)

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Here is something you don’t see given away in San Diego very often….a rain jacket. Yes we don’t have much need for these here, but this is still a cool item. The English Leather logo plastered on the back gives me the impression that this was some sort of giveaway. Judging by the Padres logo my guess is it was during the 1978 season since that was the only year they used the full name, San Diego Padres, on their uniforms. The 1978 Padres didn’t do so well finishing 4th in the NL West, although it was the first time the Padres ever finished .500 or above in a season. That’s right 9 straight sub .500 seasons to start out their career. Ouch. That year the Padres fielded 4 future Hall of Famers in Ozzie Smith, Dave Winfield, Rollie Fingers & Gaylord Perry plus the MLB All-Star game was held in San Diego that year as well.

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