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Free beer for life | Ballast Point brewery offers lifetime supply of beer to San Diego Padres pitcher, Joe Musgrove

SAN DIEGO — The love for San Diego hometown hero Joe Musgrove continues after the San Diego native pitched the first-ever no-hitter for his hometown San Diego Padres on April 9.
The accomplishment was especially significant since the Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular season game.
After the game, San Diego councilmember, Chris Cate tweeted that he would be working with mayor Todd Gloria to pass a resolution declaring it will now be illegal for Joe Musgrove to pay for his own beer within the City of San Diego.  
San Diego founded Ballast Point decided to take the matter into their own hands and delivered 44 6-packs to Musgrove and the promise a lifetime supply of their beer for making San Diego history.
Musgrove responded with a grateful tweet of his own.
A mural to commemorate the moment was memorialized through a one-of-a-kind mural at Musgrove’s high school alma mater, Grossmont High on April 14.
The 25-foot high mural depicts Musgrove in a celebratory pose in his brown and gold uniform after he tossed a no-hitter on April 9 in Arlington, Texas against the Texas Rangers. Accompanying the mural is the phrase, “meant to be,” which was said by Musgrove and many other players about the accomplishment pulled off by the San Diego native for the San Diego Padres. 
WATCH: Joe Musgrove mural to be unveiled at Grossmont High School

This article originally appeared on CBS8 – Sports

Joe Musgrove mural to be unveiled at Grossmont High School

The mural immortalizes El Cajon’s own Joe Musgrove and his no-hitter, the first in franchise history for the San Diego Padres.

EL CAJON, Calif. — Most of us remember what we were doing last Friday night while watching the magical pitching performance put on by San Diego’s own, Joe Musgrove. That no-hitter is now being memorialized through a one-of-a-kind mural at Musgrove’s high school alma mater, Grossmont High.
The 25-foot high mural depicts Musgrove in a celebratory pose in his brown and gold uniform after he tossed a no-hitter on April 9 in Arlington, Texas against the Texas Rangers. Accompanying the mural is the phrase, “meant to be,” which was said by Musgrove and many other players about the accomplishment pulled off by the San Diego native for the San Diego Padres. One of those people who said the phrase was Musgrove’s high school baseball coach, Jim Earley. News 8 sat down with Earley who said, “It was meant to be. I couldn’t think of a better person to represent the city of San Diego and the Padres.”
The mural is located, on the back of the new school theater facing district offices on the campus of Grossmont High School.
The San Diego Padres commissioned the mural and it was painted by Paul Jimenez and Signe Ditona of Ground Floor Murals. The duo along with assistants painted for 26 hours to finish the mural. They along with representatives from the Padres, Grossmont Unified High School District leaders and Principal Dan Barnes will unveil the mural at a ceremony on Wednesday morning.
Paul Jimenez and Signe Ditona of Ground Floor Murals are the same two who painted the mural of Tony Gwynn in City Heights last year.
The Padres posted a video of Musgrove seeing the mural for the first time.
Watch: Former baseball coach says Musgrove’s no-hitter game was ‘meant to be’

This article originally appeared on CBS8 – Sports

Little League players in San Diego say Musgrove has energized the game

Joe Musgrove pitched a no-hitter which no other Padres pitcher has done before.

SAN DIEGO — A player from San Diego pitched a no-hitter for the Padres Friday night and fans, including aspiring baseball players, are celebrating the history-making win.

Joe Musgrove pitched the no-hitter which no other pitcher has done before.
Young baseball players and their coaches said they’re inspired by Joe Musgrove because he’s from the area and what he did has given new energy to the game.
Joe Musgrove made Padres history when he pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers and later won the game 3-0.
“I’ve been a Padres fan. I went to the ’84 World Series so for something like that to happen for San Diego is huge. For it to be Joe Musgrove, a San Diego guy, who wears #44 because Jake Peavy is his guy, that makes it even better,” said Todd Clark, a Little League baseball coach.  
Musgrove attended Grossmont High School in El Cajon about 10 years ago. His former baseball coach said he continues to give back to the school and visits campus.
“He comes back all the time and does whatever. In the past, he’s bought cleats and he’s helped out with the uniforms and stuff like that. So, he’s a legend at Grossmont High School no matter what,” said Jim Earley, a former Grossmont High School baseball coach.  
The Padres were the only active team in Major League Baseball to be without a no-hitter until Musgrove changed all of that. Little league baseball players are buzzing about his major accomplishment.
“I would say Joe Musgrove inspired me. I think it was kind of the whole Padres team that inspired me because I was just really into the Padres since it was our home team,” said Elijah Garcia, a Little League baseball player in San Diego.
The Padres are still chasing their first World Series championship win but some of their little league fans said they are keeping their fingers crossed for them this season.
“If I were to see him, I would give him some more good luck and then I hope he does this every time,” said Anthony Mercado, who’s also a Little League Baseball player.
The Padres will play the Rangers again this weekend and Musgrove will face his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Monday.
WATCH: Former baseball coach says Musgrove’s no-hitter game was ‘meant to be’

San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in team history

SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers Friday night was anything but ordinary. 
Pitcher Joe Musgrove tossed a no-hitter, the first in team history.
It’s quite the feat for Musgrove, a San Diego native. He was originally traded to the Padres from the Pittsburgh Pirates just this past January.
The Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular season game. 
Musgrove faced only 28 Texas Rangers batters, one over the minimum, in the victory. 
The only Rangers baserunner was Joey Gallo after he got hit by a pitch in the fourth inning. 
Musgrove struck out 10 threw 77 of his 112 pitches for strikes.