George Mogridge threw the New York Yankees’ first no-hitter, 102 years ago today.
On April 24, 1917, Mogridge walked three, struck out three and overcame three Yankees errors while holding the Boston Red Sox hitless for a 2-1 win in front of 3,219 fans at Fenway Park.
The Yankees had accomplished nine one-hitters during the team’s first 14 years in New York but no pitcher could complete a game with a 0 in the H column until Mogridge. The one-hitter pitchers were Bill Wolff, Jack Chesbro, Billy Hogg, Al Orth, Joe Doyle, Joe Lake, Louis Brockett, Jack Warhop and Russell Ford.
Also throwing a no-hitter on this date is the Frank Allen. On Saturday, April 24, 1915, pitching for the Federal League’s Pittsburgh Rebels, Allen no-hit the St. Louis Terriers for a 2-0 win at St. Louis’ Handland’s Park. It was the second of five no-hitters in the Federal League, a major circuit that folded after the 1915 season.