Major League Baseball pitcher Joseph Anthony Musgrove is an American professional baseball player now with the San Diego Padres.
He was born in the United States on December 4th, 1992. He has played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Pittsburgh Pirates in the past.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected Joseph Anthony Musgrove as their first overall choice in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. Other than Pittsburgh and Houston, he has also played for those organizations.
While playing baseball in 2017, he was a key cog for the World Series champion Astros. But because of the latter sign-stealing scandal, he referred to the title as “tainted.”
He threw a perfect game in 2021, the first in the 52-year history of the Padres’ club. During his junior year at Grossmont High School in El Cajon, Musgrove split his time between the wings and the defence.
With an 11–1 record, five saves and a 2.07 earned run average, Musgrove recorded 70 strikeouts in 77+23 innings in 2010. He had a.430 batting average with nine home runs and 35 runs batted in.
Musgrove’s record fell to 7–5, but he had a 2.40 ERA, 100 strikeouts, and a.350 batting average with nine home runs and 32 RBIs the next year.
Meet Mark Musgrove and Diane Musgrove
Mark and Diane Musgrove are Musgrove’s parents. Joe Musgrove was one of the couple’s four children, who included two girls and two boys in total.
Mark, his father, was a lifetime baseball enthusiast who began by rooting for the San Francisco Giants but eventually shifted his allegiance to the San Diego Padres once the franchise was founded in 1969.
In the city of San Diego, California, he had jobs as both a law enforcement officer and a private investigator.