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On This Day in History | 1917

Mogridge (Photo: YES Network)

On this day 96 years ago George Mogridge tossed the first no-hitter in franchise history in a 2-1 victory over the Red Sox. It would be a full 66 years until another regular season no-hitter was thrown by a Bomber, when Dave Righetti achieved the milestone in 1983.

In front of just 3,219 at Fenway Park, Mogridge was masterful, baffling the defending World Champions and a team that would win 90 games in ’17 and finish 2nd in the pennant race. The Sox scored their lone run in the 7th on two walks, an error, and a sacrifice fly, but entering the 9th Mogridge was not even in line for the win as the game remained knotted at 1-1. The Yanks pushed across a run in the 9th and Mogridge shut down the Sox in the last of the inning as he out-dueled the knuckleballer Dutch Leonard for what would become his most oft-remembered and retold tale.

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