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 22, 1965, Gary Kroll and Gordy Richardson combined for a 6-0 no-no against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Petersburg, Fla.