Yankees History

On this day in Yankees history – The first no hitter in franchise history

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On this day back in 1917, the first no hitter in franchise history was thrown. George Mogridge was on the mound against the Red Sox at Fenway Park in a 2-1 victory, which was also the first no hitter thrown at Fenway. It remains the only no-no where the Yanks allowed a run.

Being a lefty made Mogridge highly sought after, so in 1915 the Yanks bought him from the Chicago White Sox. The Rochester native was in pinstripes until 1920 and was the work horse of his day. From 1916-1926 he averaged 191 innings pitched, including a career high 288 in 1921. His best season was in 1918 when he led the American League in games (45), saves (7) and games finished (23). He went 16-13 with an ERA of 2.18 and 13 of his 19 starts were complete games.

Over his six years in pinstripes, he went 48-57 with a 2.73 ERA, 61 complete games and eight shutouts

He would go on to play for the Washington Senators, St Louis Browns and Boston Braves. In 15 seasons he had a 132–133 record, played in 398 games, had 138 complete games, 20 shutouts, 102 games finished, 20 saves, 2,265 ⅔ innings pitched, 678 strikeouts, 1 balk and a 3.23 ERA.

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