George Mogridge

Long, lean George was a control pitcher who gave up few walks, generally achieved a good ERA, and until Dave Righetti in 1983, was the only Yankee to pitch a regular season no-hitter (against the Red Sox in 1917). He was traded to Washington in 1921, as the Yankees were entering their first great years, served with Walter Johnson as a bellwether of the Senators’ staff, and pitched five innings of the famous seventh game of Washington’s winning 1924 Series.

For his times, he was also active in relief, winning 20, losing 21, and earning 21 saves.

When resin was banned by the American League in 1920, George worked the powder into the underside of the bill of his cap: convenient, effective, and never discovered.