The 5 greatest individual games in San Diego Padres history
By Kevin Henry
In the history of the San Diego Padres, there have been plenty of amazing games and accomplishments. However, these five games from five different individuals stand out above the rest.
For this article, we dug into the archives to look at which members of the Padres through the years have done the most damage against an opposing pitcher. On five different occasions, there was a San Diego batter who totaled 13 bases in a single game, so we're using that as our yardstick to measure greatness. We will also start our countdown with the game that happened longest ago.
San Diego Padres greatest game: Steve Finley, June 23, 1997 at San Francisco
In the opener of a three-game series at what was then known as 3Com Park, Finley, batting behind Rickey Henderson in the order, went 4-for-5 with four RBI and scored four runs as part of San Diego's 11-6 victory.
Finley homered in the first, seventh, and ninth innings, taking three different Giants pitchers deep. Wally Joyner added two home runs to push the power-hitting Padres to the win.
Additionally, Finley walked in the second and singled in the fifth to help etch his name into the San Diego record books.