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The New York Yankees are a Major League Baseball franchise based in The Bronx, New York. They play in the American League East division. Pitchers for the Yankees have thrown 11 separate no-hitters in franchise history.[1] A no-hitter is officially recognized by Major League Baseball only "when a pitcher (or pitchers) retires each batter on the opposing team during the entire course of a game, which consists of at least nine innings".[2] No-hitters of less than nine complete innings were previously recognized by the league as official; however, several rule alterations in 1991 changed the rule to its current form.[3] A no-hitter is rare enough that four teams in Major League Baseball have never had a pitcher accomplish the feat.

Three perfect games, a special subcategory of no-hitter, have been pitched in Yankees history. As defined by Major League Baseball, "[in] a perfect game, no batter reaches any base during the course of the game."[2] These feats were achieved by Don Larsen, David Wells, and David Cone. Larsen's perfect game took place in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. To date, this is the only no-hitter to take place in the post-season.

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 ¶  Indicates a perfect game
 £  Pitcher was left-handed

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Date Pitcher Opponent Final score Notes Ref
April 24, 1917 Mogridge, GeorgeGeorge Mogridge£ Boston Red Sox 2–1
September 4, 1923 Jones, Sad SamSad Sam Jones Philadelphia Athletics 2–0
  • Jones recorded no strikeouts through the entire game
August 27, 1938 Pearson, MonteMonte Pearson Cleveland Indians 13–0
July 12, 1951 Reynolds, AllieAllie Reynolds Cleveland Indians 1–0
  • Smallest margin of victory in a Yankees no-hitter
September 28, 1951 Reynolds, AllieAllie Reynolds Boston Red Sox 8–0
October 8, 1956 Larsen, DonDon Larsen\ Brooklyn Dodgers 2–0
July 4, 1983 Righetti, DaveDave Righetti£ Boston Red Sox 4–0
September 4, 1993 Abbott, JimJim Abbott£ Cleveland Indians 4–0
  • Threw a no-hitter despite having been born without a right hand
May 14, 1996 Gooden, DwightDwight Gooden Seattle Mariners 2–0
May 17, 1998 Wells, DavidDavid Wells¶£ Minnesota Twins 4–0
July 18, 1999 Cone, DavidDavid Cone Montreal Expos 6–0

Near no-hitters

The Yankees also experienced two games which do not meet the full criteria of a no-hitter.

  • On August 30, 1910, Tom L. Hughes allowed no hits through nine innings in a game against the Cleveland Naps. However, the game went into extra innings, and Hughes surrendered a single with one out in 10th, and then allowed six more hits. The Naps won 5-0.
  • On July 1, 1990, Andy Hawkins allowed no hits in a 4-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox. As the White Sox did not need to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hawkins only pitched eight innings. This game was initially considered a no-hitter, until the 1991 rule changes.[3]

Additionally, Mike Mussina came with in one strike of a perfect game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 2, 2001. He gave up a pinch-hit to Carl Everett (batting for Joe Oliver with a 1-2 count. The Yankees would win 1-0. Ironically, David Cone was the game's losing pitcher, who recorded the previous Yankee perfect game.

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