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A rare moment in history when San Diego dominated Los Angeles, 1984 was indeed a good time to be alive for Padres baseball fans.

Alan Wiggins Steals (His) Home(town)

One of my father's G.O.A.T. moments occurred when he stole home at Dodger Stadium in a big win on April 22nd, 1984.  

The New York Times, Sunday, April 22nd, 1984

The New York Times, Sunday, April 22nd, 1984

Steve Garvey had three run-scoring singles and Rich Gossage picked up his sixth save as the San Diego Padres scored a 9-6 victory today over the Dodgers.
Garvey led a 16-hit attack. Tony Gwynn, leading the National League in hitting, had a double and two singles while Terry Kennedy drove in two runs with a pair of singles.
The Padres also stole five bases, including Alan Wiggins's steal of home plate on a double steal with Kennedy to cap a two-run first inning.
Mark Thurmond (1-2) yielded five hits and three earned runs in the first five and two-thirds innings. Gossage went the final one and one-third innings.
The Padres tagged Jerry Reuss (1- 1) for the first six runs on eight hits in two and two-thirds innings. In the first, Luis Salazar led off with a bloop single and Wiggins beat out an infield roller. Reuss got the next two batters but Kennedy singled past first base to drive in Salazar and took second on the throw to the plate. Wiggins then easily beat Reuss's pitch on a headfirst slide at the plate for his ninth steal of the season.
San Diego put the game away in the third with four runs. Gywnn doubled with one out and scored on Garvey's first r.b.i.-single. A throwing error by the second baseman Steve Sax on Kennedy's grounder scored Garvey. Carmelo Martinez then doubled home Kennedy and he scored on Kevin McReynolds's single to chase Reuss.

Source: The New York Times 

THE PASADENA WAY: Jackie Robinson steals home plate.

THE PASADENA WAY: Jackie Robinson steals home plate.

San Diego Steals LA

Catch a glimpse into some of this 80s baseball action by watching this classic rivalry game from 35 years ago (June 22nd, 1983) 

Complete with a couple of highlights from #MiPadre Alan Wiggins. 

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