Padres Pitcher Joe Musgrove Is Celebrated In Mural At Alma Mater Grossmont High School
San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove made history last week by pitching the franchise’s first-ever no-hitter.
On Wednesday, the Padres unveiled a mural honoring the El Cajon native at his alma mater Grossmont High School, where he graduated in 2011.
Grossmont Union High School District Superintendent Theresa Kemper, who served as Principal at Grossmont High School during Joe Musgrove’s illustrious career as a GHS Foothiller.
"We are all proud of Joe Musgrove's historic achievement and all that he has accomplished on the baseball field, but we’re even more proud of how he stays connected with our students, and how much he cares for his community. To us, this mural honors both Joe’s historic achievement and the person he has become," Kemper said.
The mural – created by artists Paul Jimenez and Signe Ditona of Ground Floor Murals – shows Musgrove in his brown and gold Padres jersey striking a celebratory pose.
Musgrove was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft straight out of high school. He chose to forego his commitment to play college baseball at San Diego State University.
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The pitcher made his MLB debut with the Houston Astros in 2016. After that, he played three seasons with the Pirates before being traded to his hometown team, the Padres, in January 2021.
Grossmont High School had already collected signed cleats from his time with the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros, so the mural added to his legacy as a Grossmont High Foothiller.
Musgrove’s no-hitter was only his second start in the Padres uniform, No. 44.
Digital Editor Sarah Lee contributed to this report.