Richard Ole Ward
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 198 lb.
- School Saint Martin's College
- High School Everett (WA) High School
- Debut May 3, 1934
- Final Game July 23, 1935
- Born May 21, 1909 in Herrick, SD USA
- Died May 30, 1966 in Freeland, WA USA
Ward pitched for four different Pacific Coast League teams across eight years from 1932 to 1939, winning 25 games with the 1933 Los Angeles Angels and 18 games with the 1937 San Diego Padres. On August 30, 1938, Ward pitched 12 no-hit innings for the Padres against the Angels before surrendering a hit with one out in the 13th. He went on to complete the 16-inning 1-0 victory.
In 1939, at the age of 30, Ward pitched 23 innings for the Padres and Angels before calling it a career.
- Gordon J. Gattie: "The Longest No-Hitter in San Diego Padres Hostory: Dick Ward's 138 Extra-Inning Masterpiece", in Cecilia M. Tan, ed.: Pacific Ghosts, The National Pastime, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2019, pp. 37-39.