Wednesday, May 2, 2012
52s For 5/2
An even dozen have worn number 52 as a member of the Padres. After 18 years without one, the Friars had two in 1987 in the form of Mark Grant and Jim Steels. Dave Leiper picked up where they left off in '88 and '89. Tim Mauser wore it from '93 through '95, followed by Joey Long in '97 and Ed Vosberg in '99. After a few more years without being issued, it was worn by Matt Herges in 2003, Ricky Stone in '04, and Clay Hensley in '05 and '07. Enrique Gonzalez wore it briefly in '08, as did Josh Geer in '08 and '09. Cory Luebke has worn it since last season when Chad Qualls showed up and gave him a Macbook for his number 50.