Wrap a laurel wreath and make it a large one around the brow of George ‘‘Nemesis’’ Mogridge. Wild Bill’s puzzling portsider is now a member in good standing of the famous ‘‘no hit’’ club, turning back the world’s champions without a safe blow yesterday in the final game of the series. He would have held them runless, too, but for a poor peg by Maisel. But what does a run amount to when you can pitch yourself to a no-hit set?
The score was 2 to 1, the Yankees winning, of course, and the pitching of Mogridge which is always good when he is pitted against the Red Sox, was many shades brighter than usual. He made an easy and classy job of it, but had to work every minute, as it was anybody’s game up almost to the very finish.
Mogridge was as steady as that well-known object called Gibraltar, passing only three batsmen – Walker purposefully in the seventh, when he was looking for a double play. It was in that stanza that the Sox tied the score, doing this on an error, two passes and a sacrifice fly.
Even the scoring of the run did not discourage the clever pitcher. He went at his task more determined than ever. Undoubtedly he was under a big strain toward the end of the game, but so were a lot do persons on his own club who were rooting for him to put the no-hit game over, and when he did they rushed out upon the field, clasped his hand and told him what a wonderful pitcher he is.
Dutch Leonard, himself a member of the no-hit set, did the flinging for the Sox and pitched well, having one bad inning, the sixth, when the Yankees rapped him for three safeties, but he would have held the clan of Wild Bill runless, too, but for some ragged support.
Refuses to get rattled
It looked strange in the seventh, when the Sox had three on to see a flock of Yankees pitchers working overtime in the bull pen. Many pitchers would have “blown” had they observed what appeared to be a seeming lack of confidence, but it did not worry Mogridge.
Frtiz Maisel had a big day in the field, although he did make two errors, and Angel Aragon, understudying for J. Frank Baker, made a very good showing.
But for errors by Lewis, Cady and McNally, Boston might have beaten Mogridge and still the “lefty” would have had a no-hit game to brag about.