Remembering Former Yankees Reserve Outfielder Cedric Durst
February 16, 1971- Former Yankees reserve OF Cedric Durst (1927-1930) passed away. (1896-1971) On February 8,1927, Cedric Durst was traded by the St. Louis Browns along with P Joe Giard to the New York Yankees for veteran P Sam Jones. He appeared in 239 games for as a reserve outfielder for the Yankees, hitting .247. On May 6,1930, Outfielder Cedric Durst was traded by the New York Yankees along with $50,000 to the Boston Red Sox for P Charles “Red” Ruffing. Cedric Durst will hit .245 for the 1930 Boston Red Sox, then he will retired from the MLB. Meanwhile starter Red Ruffing will win a club record of 231 games for the New York Yankees (1930-1942,1945-1946)
Remembering Former Yankees Pitcher George Mogridge
February 18,1889- Former Yankees P George Mogridge (1915-1920) was born. (1889-1962) During the month of August of 1915, George Mogridge was purchased by the New York Yankees from Minneapolis (American Association). On August 24,1917, he threw the first no-hitter in New York Yankees history in a game against the Boston Red Sox. The next summer, he had his best year, going 16-13 with a 2.18 ERA while leading the American League with 45 appearances and 7 saves. Following the 1920 AL season, he was traded to the Washington Senators. His 2.73 ERA in his six seasons with New York is one of the five best ERA’s for a Yankee pitcher in the 20th century. George posted a 48-53 record in 171 games for the Yankees On January 20,1921, George was traded along with OF Duffy Lewis to the Washington Senators for OF Bob Roth. He appeared in 1924 World Series with the Senators, posting 1-0 record. With the Senators, he would go 68-55. On February 6,1926, he was traded by the St. Louis Browns with cash to the New York Yankees for veteran Catcher Wally Schang. On February 15,1926, George was selected off waivers by the Boston Braves from the New York Yankees.
Hey Clipper, you always do such a great job on these threads, how the heck do ya do it? just a hypoyhetical question, no need to answer
Thank you for your kind words. I've been a New York Yankees fan since 1957. I did alot of reading about the team's history when I was growing up. I have a good size Yankees book library including my original Yankee yearbooks. The idea for the This Week in Yankees History column came from the original copy of This Date in New York Yankees History by Nathan Salant, orginally published in 1979, given to me by a friend, the book was later revised in 1983.
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