Ex-Padres star Colbert passes away at age 76.

Nate Colbert, a 3x All-Star who still reigns as the Padres’ all-time HR leader, has passed away at the age of 76.

Colbert, a righty-hitting 1B (and sometimes LF) played for the Astros (1966, 1968), the Padres (1969-1974), the Tigers (1975), Expos (1975-1976) and A’s (1976). He was an All-star in 1971-1973 and finished 8th in MVP voting in 1972 when he hit .250-38-111 with 15 SB.

On August 1, 1972, Colbert hit 5 HR and drove in 13 runs in a doubleheader.

From 1969 (the Padres’ first season) to 1973, Colbert averaged .260-30-85 with an OPS+ of 132 (100 is average).

Back troubles led to a subpar year in 1974 and forced him to retire at the age of 30 after the 1976 season.

For his career, Colbert hit .243 with 173 HR. OPS+ 119. His 162-game average was .243-28-84. Besides the 38 HR in 1972, he also hit 38 in 1970.

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