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Happy birthday George Mogridge, pitched NY Yankees’ first no-no

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.
Happy 129th birthday to George Mogridge, who pitched the New York Yankees’ first no-hitter on April 24, 1917, a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Also born on this date in 1875 is Walter Thornton, who threw a Chicago Orphans no-hitter
against the Brooklyn Bridegrooms at West Side Park during the second game of a Sunday doubleheader on August 21, 1898. Chicago topped Brooklyn 2-0.

Happy birthday George Mogridge, pitched NY Yankees’ first no-no

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.
Happy 128th birthday to George Mogridge, who pitched the New York Yankees’ first no-hitter on April 24, 1917, a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Also born on this date in 1875 is Walter Thornton, who threw a Chicago Orphans no-hitter
against the Brooklyn Bridegrooms at West Side Park during the second game of a Sunday doubleheader on August 21, 1898. Chicago topped Brooklyn 2-0.

Baltimore Orioles franchise that became the Yankees relocated to New York, 113 years ago today

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 Baltimore Orioles franchise that would eventually become known as the New York Yankees moved to Manhattan, 113 years ago today.

The Orioles, a charter franchise of the American League in 1901, posted a 68-65 record that year but slipped to 50-88 in the 1902 season. The Orioles had been wrought with financial problems, but on Jan. 8, 1903, Frank Farrell and Bill Devery bought the club for $18,000 and moved the team to Manhattan to become the New York Highlanders.

The Highlanders played their games at Hilltop Park until 1913, when the the team moved to the Polo Grounds. The nickname “Yankees,” which had started appearing in newspaper columns, was officially adopted in 1913.

George Mogridge threw the Yankees’ first no-hitter in 1917 at Boston’s Fenway Park. The Yankees moved to the Bronx in 1922 to play ball in the newly built Yankee Stadium, but it would be 16 years before the House That Ruth Built would see its first Yankees no-no (“Sad” Sam Jones threw his 1923 no-no against the Philadelphia Athletics on the road at Shibe Park). The entire list of Yankees no-hitters can be viewed here.

Century-old no-nos

Two no-hitters were thrown on this date back in 1915 and 1917.

One hundred years ago today, on April 24, 1915, Frank Allen of the Federal League’s Pittsburgh Rebels threw a no-hitter. Allen no-hit the St. Louis Terriers for a 2-0 victory at St. Louis’ Handlan’s Park.

Ninety-eight years ago today, on April 24, 1917, the New York Yankees’ George Mogridge no-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 2-1 win at Fenway Park.

#11, the New York Yankees

The NoNoHitters 30The New York Yankees, the world’s most storied sports franchise, have tossed 11 no-hitters over the team’s history dating back to 1901, putting the team at No. 11 on our NoNoHitters 30 list. 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 first 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)
  Monday, 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)
  Sunday, 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)
  Sunday, July 18, 1999
New York Yankees 6, Montreal Expos 0
Yankee Stadium (New York)
(Perfect game)

Here’s our list so far from 11 to 30:

No-hitters thrown by franchise


11 New York Yankees
  (New York Highlanders/Baltimore Orioles)
11 Houston Astros
  (Houston Colt .45’s)
10 Los Angeles Angels
  (California Angels/Anaheim Angels)
10 St. Louis Cardinals
  (St. Louis Browns/St. Louis Perfectos)
9 Baltimore Orioles
  (Milwaukee Brewers/St. Louis Browns)
7 Minnesota Twins
  (Washington Senators)
7 Detroit Tigers
6 Pittsburgh Pirates
  (Pittsburgh Alleghenys)
5 Texas Rangers
5 Miami Marlins
5 Washington Nationals
4 Kansas City Royals
4 Seattle Mariners
2 Arizona Diamondbacks
1 Milwaukee Brewers
1 Toronto Blue Jays
1 Colorado Rockies
1 Tampa Bay Rays
  (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
1 New York Mets
0 San Diego Padres