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Tucson Padres: In minors, winning really isn't everything

Tucson Padres: In minors, winning really isn't everything

Pat Murphy might have more of a desire to win than anyone else. It's always been that way.

August 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Patrick Finley: Tucson Padre proud of Pedro

Patrick Finley: Tucson Padre proud of Pedro

Late at night, when his Tucson Padres duties are through, Pat Murphy calls up his son-in-law's games.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Patrick Finley: Padre proud of Pedro

Patrick Finley: Padre proud of Pedro

Tucson Padres manager Pat Murphy says he has "a different feeling inside me" when son-in-law and big-leaguer Pedro Alvarez is at bat.

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Call-ups make Anna the lone All-Star

Tucson Padres: Call-ups make Anna the lone All-Star

Infielder Dean Anna is hitting .334 with 29 doubles, eight home runs and 49 RBIs, and has played in 91 of Tucson's first 98 games.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Call-ups make Anna the lone All-Star

Tucson Padres: Call-ups make Anna the lone All-Star

Rene Rivera was set to join Padres teammate Dean Anna at the Triple-A All-Star Game until he was called up to San Diego. Manager Pat Murphy said the game is an honor, but with a call to the majors "there's no thinking involved in that one."

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Call-ups make Anna the lone All-Star

Tucson Padres: Call-ups make Anna the lone All-Star

First, there were three.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson Padres: New approach benefits Anna's offense

Tucson Padres: New approach benefits Anna's offense

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May 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: New approach benefits Anna's offense

Tucson Padres: New approach benefits Anna's offense

Dean Anna has made 47 starts at three positions for the Tucson Padres this year.

May 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Team is playing 'Murphy Ball'

Tucson Padres: Team is playing 'Murphy Ball'

Pat Murphy, who made his name in college baseball at Notre Dame and ASU, has brought his brand of "Murphy Ball" to the Tucson Padres.

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Team is playing 'Murphy Ball'

Tucson Padres: Team is playing 'Murphy Ball'

Tucson Padres manager Pat Murphy jokes with players in the dugout. His team won 3-2 on Wednesday night.

May 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Team is playing 'Murphy Ball'

Tucson Padres: Team is playing 'Murphy Ball'

Wednesday, it was nearly 30 minutes of practicing bunt defense. One day earlier, it was working on tagging from third base on a fly ball to the outfield.

May 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Patrick Finley: To him, it's past ball

Patrick Finley: To him, it's past ball

Yasmani Grandal had a .297 average with eight homers and 36 RBIs in 60 games with the San Diego Padres last year after a brief stop in Tucson. In November, he was suspended for 50 games for elevated testosterone levels.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Patrick Finley: To him, it's past ball

Patrick Finley: To him, it's past ball

Yasmani Grandal wears baseball's scarlet letter. He knows some people will look at him different. He hopes his teammates won't.

May 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Patrick Finley: Old Toros uniforms make one last comeback

Patrick Finley: Old Toros uniforms make one last comeback

The Tucson Padres will take the field next month in Toros uniforms.

May 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Patrick Finley: Old Toros uniforms make one last comeback

Patrick Finley: Old Toros uniforms make one last comeback

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.

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Tucson Padres: Call-up to the majors always a lasting moment

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.

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Tucson Padres: Robertson happy he's on a field, not at desk

Tucson Padres: Robertson happy he's on a field, not at desk

The way Daniel Robertson sees it, there are worse places to be than Triple-A baseball for a second straight year.

April 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Triple-A club ready for opening night

Tucson Padres: Triple-A club ready for opening night

will coach first home game with Tucson tonight against Fresno.

April 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson Padres: Triple-A club ready for opening night

Tucson Padres: Triple-A club ready for opening night

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.

April 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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