Although the MLB San Diego Padres didn’t toss their first no-hitter until 2021, the Pacific Coast League incarnation of the team (1936-1968) recorded three no-nos. Here are the details of the efforts by Russ Heman, Al Worthington and Sammy Ellis, with a couple of lost-in-extras bonus efforts thrown in for good measure.

Russ Heman
San Diego Padres (PCL, Indians’ AAA affiliate)
Thursday, May 7, 1959
San Diego Padres 2, Vancouver Mounties 0
Capilano Stadium (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Heman allowed just two base runners, with Ray Barker reaching base on a fourth-inning throwing error by Billy Moran and Brooks Robinson drawing a walk in the sixth.
Al Worthington
San Diego Padres (PCL, White Sox’ AAA affiliate)
Saturday, Aug. 26, 1961
San Diego Padres 5, Hawaii Islanders 0
Westgate Park (San Diego)
Worthington extended his scoreless-innings streak to 27 by throwing his third consecutive shutout.
Sammy Ellis
San Diego Padres (PCL, Reds’ AAA affiliate)
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1962
San Diego Padres 4, Tacoma Giants 0
Westgate Park (San Diego)
Ellis struck out seven and walked six.

These next two aren’t considered official no-hitters but are notable efforts nonetheless.

Honorable mention

Dick Ward
(12⅔ innings of no-hit ball)
San Diego Padres (PCL, AA)
Tuesday, August 30, 1938
San Diego Padres 1, Los Angeles Angels 0 (16 innings)
Lane Park (San Diego)
Eddie Mayo tagged Ward for a two-out single in 13th to break up the no-hitter. Ward notched a two-hit, complete-game shutout, with the only other L.A. hit coming on a 14th-inning single by Charles English.
Dick Stigman
(10⅔ innings of no-hit ball)
San Diego Padres (PCL, Indians’ AAA affiliate)
Tuesday, May 26, 1959
San Diego Padres 1, Salt Lake City Bees 0 (15 innings)
Westgate Park (San Diego)
Ken Toothman broke up Stigman’s no-hitter with a two-out single in 11th. Stigman gave up one more hit before leaving after 12. Pete Wojey pitched the final three innings and got the win on a squeeze bunt.