Sunday, March 4, 2012

George Mogridge Died 50 Years Ago

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of George Mogridge, a left-handed pitcher on the staff of the Minneapolis Millers in 1913-14.

Compiling a record of 13 wins, 10 losses for the Millers in 1913, the 23 year-old from Rochester, New York appeared in 136 games with over 200 innings of work. The following season he split with Des Moines of the Western League (21-15) and Minneapolis where he went 0-1 in just four games.

Mogridge went on to play 15 seasons in the majors after compiling a remarkable minor league record of 86-51. In fact, he is noteworthy as the first member of the New York Yankees to pitch a no-hitter.

He was born George Anthony Mogridge on February 18, 1889. He died of a heart attack and is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, New York.

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