No-No Joe Musgrove wants a championship for his hometown of Padres

San Diego (AFP) – Joe Musgrove took a moment away from the chaos of the club’s celebration after the San Diego Padres sealed a place in a playoff to reflect where and where he wanted his career.

The big right-hander will be forever remembered as the hometown kid who threw the first hitter in franchise history, on his second start with the Padres. He made his first All-Star Game this year and then signed a $100 million five-year contract.

Musgrove helped the Padres snatch a wild card spot in the NL, only the seventh in the franchise’s memorable 54-year history. His ultimate goal is to win another World Championship ring which he may consider more legitimate than the one he won with the Houston Astros in 2017.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been in this place,” said Musgrove, who grew up cheering for Padres and his favorite player, 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy, who is now wearing No. 44. “It’s crazy how it all worked out. I ended up here again in a year where we have a team like we have to get this far.”

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