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The First Padres

Airs Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: 1936 San Diego Padres

"The First Padres" is the story of San Diego’s first professional baseball team, the Padres of the Pacific Coast League. From their first season in 1936 at the classic wooden ballpark by the bay, Lane Field; through a decade at Westgate Park in Mission Valley; to their last year in 1968 at San Diego Stadium, the film follows the growth of a city along with the first team it could call its own.

San Diego filmmaker Chris Boyd interviews Hall of Famer Bob Doerr in Junction City, Oregon for the film "The First Padres."
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Above: San Diego filmmaker Chris Boyd interviews Hall of Famer Bob Doerr in Junction City, Oregon for the film "The First Padres."

Featuring interviews with fans and players, including Hall of Fame second baseman Bobby Doerr, along with previously unseen game footage and photos of such legendary players as San Diego’s own Ted Williams, "The First Padres" is a look at America’s pastime in America’s Finest City the way it has never been seen before.

"The First Padres" is on Facebook, and you can follow @TheFirstPadres on Twitter.

This program originally aired in 2012.

Video

Trailer: The First Padres

The First Padres - Official Trailer from Chris Boyd on Vimeo.

Above: The film tells the story of San Diego's first professional baseball team, the Padres of the Pacific Coast League. From its inception in 1936 to its final season in 1968, the first Padres team in San Diego captured the mind of San Diegans and grew along with the city as it established itself on the west coast.

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Avatar for user 'lbogmd'

lbogmd | November 25, 2012 at 9:43 p.m. ― 1 year, 9 months ago

When will a DVD of "The First Padres" be available?

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Avatar for user 'Jennifer Robinson'

Jennifer Robinson, KPBS Staff | November 26, 2012 at 9 a.m. ― 1 year, 9 months ago

If you visit the program website and send them an email, you will be notified when the DVD becomes available. http://thefirstpadres.com/store/

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