The 1-0 win over San Diego wasn’t without controversy, however. With two outs in the ninth, Darrin Jackson bounced a ball to third baseman Terry Pendleton, who took a big stab at a high hopper but couldn’t make the play. Official scorer Mark Frederickson, after watching the replay in the press box several times, ruled it an error.
Pendleton, the league MVP that season, told reporters at the time, “The ball got in the lights on the hop. I had to force the hand of the scorer. I had no idea at all where the ball was. I had to stab at it. I’m definitely satisfied with the call. I’ll take that error any day. In my mind, it was plain what the call was.’’
The game ended when future Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn flied out to left.
Since then, there have been three more combined no-hitters thrown in the NL. Of the 288 no-hitters thrown in major league history, 11 of them had multiple pitchers.