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Tucson in 100 Objects — Cleveland Indians baseball cap

Tucson in 100 Objects — Cleveland Indians baseball cap

We’re defining Tucson in 100 objects. The daily series began April 20. Follow along at azstarnet.com/100objects

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Greg Hansen: Tucson baseball by any name is going, going, gone

Greg Hansen: Tucson baseball by any name is going, going, gone

In the Tucson book of baseball, the Mission Bells begat the Lizards who begat the Cowboys who begat the Toros who begat the Sidewinders who begat the Padres.

August 29, 2013 9:15 am Photos

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Pacific Coast League baseball: Last stand for local minor-league baseball

Pacific Coast League baseball: Last stand for local minor-league baseball

Padres GM Mike Feder said, "I've tried to avoid saying this is the end. I would rather say it's the end of this chapter."

August 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hansen: Pacific Coast League baseball: Last stand for local minor-league baseball

Hansen: Pacific Coast League baseball: Last stand for local minor-league baseball

In 1969, a man from the Rockefeller fortune paid $6,000 to buy Tucson's entry into the Pacific Coast League. We should've known then it wasn't going to last forever.

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Greg Hansen: City's baseball epitaph: bad luck, few fans

Almost nobody in this town has ever driven to the ballpark lured strictly by the stature and personality of a Pacific Coast League ballplayer.

July 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Patrick Finley: July 4 game a boon for Tucson Padres

Patrick Finley: July 4 game a boon for Tucson Padres

When the Tucson Padres open their gates at 5:30 tonight - a half-hour earlier than any other game all year - they'll boast twice as many employees than usual, and more than double the number of Sheriff's Department help.

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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.

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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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Patrick Finley: Visit Toros' garage sale, meet ghosts of baseball past

A man walked into the Tucson Toros' garage sale two weeks ago and, upon encountering decades' worth of helmets, bats, office supplies and even a hot dog stand, laid a challenge.

June 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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