Thurmond’s one-hitter, 28 years ago today

Twenty-eight years ago today, Mark Thurmond threw the San Diego Padres’ 10th one-hitter at Jack Murphy Stadium, holding onto a perfect game through 6⅓ innings.

Thurmond, who joined the Padres in 1983, had not yielded a hit or walk to a St. Louis Cardinals batter on April 30, 1986, when Willie McGee stepped into the box with one out in the seventh inning and blooped a single to kill both the perfecto and the no-hitter. McGee’s hit marked the Padres’ 2,714th game without a no-no.

Thurmond salvaged a one-hit, one-walk 5-0 shutout, helping his cause with an RBI single in the fourth to drive in Bruce Bochy.

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