Happy birthday to Dock Ellis, the only major league pitcher known to throw a no-hitter under the influence of LSD.
Forty-six years ago today, on Sept. 2, 1972, the Chicago Cubs’ Milt Pappas no-hit the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field, becoming the only pitcher in MLB history to lose a perfect game by walking the 27th batter but still get a no-hitter (two others did it on hit batsmen).
The San Diego Padres are now just 100 games away from reaching the New York Mets’ mark of most games without a no-hitter to start a franchise.
The San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum no-hit the San Diego Padres for the second time in less than a year, four years ago today.
Edwin Jackson nearly made San Diego Padres history in his first start for the club, two years ago today.
The San Diego Padres’ Clayton Richard took a no-hitter against the Miami Marlins into the seventh inning on Sunday before giving up a two-out single up the middle to Miguel Rojas.