The Tucson Padres will take the field next month in Toros uniforms.
One day at the start of the Tucson Toros' 1980 season, the team's clubhouse manager ran into then-general manager Jack Donovan's office.
It was a few minutes before midnight when Robbie Erlin’s cell phone rang. His manager Pat Murphy’s name popped up on the screen and the Tucson Padres left-hander couldn’t imagine what his skipper wanted.
The way Daniel Robertson sees it, there are worse places to be than Triple-A baseball for a second straight year.
will coach first home game with Tucson tonight against Fresno.
Travis Buck got some at-bats with the San Diego Padres in spring training, and has had a strong start with Tucson, hitting over .300.
The Triple-A season isn't 10 days old and the Tucson Padres have already dealt with their fair share of adversity.
The Triple-A season isn’t 10 days old and the Tucson Padres have already dealt with their fair share of adversity.
Tucson Padres manager Pat Murphy, who coached ASU for 15 years, said recently: "I never dreamed I'd be running the team down here."
Pat Murphy was forced to resign as ASU's coach in November 2009. The NCAA later banned the program from the 2012 postseason because of infractions during his tenure.
Pat Murphy is prepared to emerge from the dugout Friday to a familiar chorus.
When Tim Stauffer found out he was being sent to Triple-A Tucson, the first person he thought about was his 10-month-old son, Noah.
Infielder Rene Rivera, left, watches fellow infielder Kyle Blanks take his cuts in the batting cage at Kino Stadium. Blanks, at 6 feet 6 inches and 255 pounds, has 88 home runs in the minors and another 20 in the majors.
The Tucson Padres will play 144 games over the next 152 days.
Tucson GM Mike Feder, left, introduces Pat Murphy. "I was excited to hear that we're going to have a manager that knows how to win," Feder said.
Pat Murphy's phone conversation with Randy Smith lasted less than a minute.