New York Yankees no-hitters

The New York Yankees, the world’s most storied sports franchise, have tossed 11 no-hitters over the team’s history dating back to 1901. The Yankees’ most famous no-no, of course, is Don Larsen’s perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

George Mogridge threw the New York Yankees' first no-hitter in 1917, a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
George Mogridge threw the New York Yankees’ first no-hitter in 1917, a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees franchise actually began in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles, spending two years in Maryland before relocating to north Manhattan’s Hilltop Park as the New York Highlanders. The nickname Yankees, which had started appearing in newspaper columns, was officially adopted in 1913.

Allie Reynolds is the only Yankees pitcher to throw two no-hitters, and both came during the 1951 season. David Wells and David Cone also threw perfect games for the Yanks.

Here are the New York Yankees no-hitters.

1 George Mogridge
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, April 24, 1917
New York Yankees 2, Boston Red Sox 1
Fenway Park (Boston)
2 "Sad" Sam Jones
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, September 4, 1923
New York Yankees 2, Philadelphia Athletics 0
Shibe Park (Philadelphia)
(Jones becomes the second MLB pitcher to throw a no hitter without a single strikeout.)
3 Monte Pearson
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Saturday, August 27, 1938 (Second game of doubleheader)
New York Yankees 13, Cleveland Indians 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
4 Allie Reynolds
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Thursday, July 12, 1951
New York Yankees 1, Cleveland Indians 0
Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland)
(His first of two no-hitters)
5 Allie Reynolds
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Friday, September 28, 1951 (First game of doubleheader)
New York Yankees 8, Boston Red Sox 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(His second of two no-hitters)
6 Don Larsen
  New York Yankees (WS Game 5)
  pg100Monday, October 8, 1956
New York Yankees 2, Brooklyn Dodgers 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Perfect game in Game 5 of 1956 World Series)
7 Dave Righetti
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Monday, July 4, 1983
New York Yankees 4, Boston Red Sox 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
8 Jim Abbott
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Saturday, September 4, 1993
New York Yankees 4, Cleveland Indians 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
9 Dwight "Doc" Gooden
  New York Yankees (AL)
  Tuesday, May 14, 1996
New York Yankees 2, Seattle Mariners 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
10 David Wells
  New York Yankees (AL)
  pg100Sunday, May 17, 1998
New York Yankees 4, Minnesota Twins 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Perfect game)
11 David Cone
  New York Yankees (AL team in IL game)
  pg100Sunday, July 18, 1999
New York Yankees 6, Montreal Expos 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Perfect game)

Top of page photo from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

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