Yankees no-hit in Spring Training

The Marlins have just accomlished something that no other Major League team can claim – they no-hit a team in the country of Panama.

Four Miami pitchers combined for the 5-0 no-no against the New York Yankees in a game in Panama City honoring former Yankees’ closer Mariano Rivera.

Brad Hand threw the first five innings, striking out six while allowing a man to reach base on a hit batsman. Relievers Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos and Arquimedes Caminero closed out the game, never allowing a hit.

Stats on preseason no-hitters aren’t easy to find. I do know that two New York Mets pitchers combined for a Spring Training no-hitter in 1965, and the Mets wouldn’t see a real one until 37 years later. On March 21, 1965, Gary Kroll and GOrdy Richardson combined for a 6-0 no-no against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Petersburg, Fla.

3 thoughts on “Yankees no-hit in Spring Training”

  1. One time in the early 1990s, the Red Sox threw a spring training no hitter against the Phillies. I believe it was just before the Phillies’ one good season in that time frame, 1993. Also, it was late in exhibition season, when the regulars were more likely to have been in the line-up.

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