As the major league Padres’ no no-hitter count hits 7,300 games today, we celebrate a 76-year anniversary for the Pacific Coast League club. On Aug. 30, 1938, the San Diego Padres’ Dick Ward threw 12⅔ innings of no-hit ball against the Los Angeles Angels in a game that the Padres eventually won 1-0 in 16 innings.
Ward, a right-handed starter for the PCL Padres, lost his no-hitter in the 13th inning on an Eddie Mayo single. The only other hit yielded by Ward at Lane Field was a 14th-inning single by Charles English, according to the United Press account. Ward walked four, and the Padres committed three errors during the marathon contest.
The Angels’ Ray Prim also pitched the distance and didn’t yield the game’s sole run until the 16th inning.