Nate Colbert, San Diego all-time home run leader + All-Star, dies at 76
Nate Colbert, who hit the most home runs in San Diego Padres history and is ranked first in franchise history, has passed away.
San Diego said on its official website and social media on the 6th (Korean time), “Club legend Colbert passed away at the age of 76. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Colbert, who is on the San Diego Hall of Fame.”
Colbert stepped on the major league stage wearing a Houston Astros uniform in 1966, and joined San Diego from 1969. He hit 163 home runs in six seasons and was selected as an All-Star for three consecutive years.
His 163 home runs are San Diego’s all-time leading record. Adrian Gonzalez looked good and was going to break that record, 스포츠토토 but left with two to the Boston Red Sox. Third place is Phil Nevin (156 home runs), who is holding the baton of the Los Angeles Angels.
Colbert continued his career with the Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics, but a back injury hampered him. He stayed in the major leagues for 10 relatively short seasons, posting a career batting average of 0.243, 173 home runs, and 520 RBIs with an OPS of 0.772. After his retirement, San Diego inducted Colbert into the club’s Hall of Fame in 1999.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Colbert, a Hall of Fame inductee who remains in Padres history,” San Diego Owner Peter Seidler said. My condolences to his wife Casey and the entire Colbert family.”
“As an original member of San Diego in 1969, Colbert was a pioneer in local sports. His records remain to this day. He was also dedicated to his community off the field and dedicated his time to helping those in need. He was a charming person, and I really miss him,” the statement said.