Two years ago today, the Miami Marlins accomplished 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 March 15, 2014 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.
Preseason no-hitters are somewhat rare, so it’s quite odd to have two in the previous two seasons. In 2015, nine Atlanta Braves pitchers combined for a no-hitter against the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Florida in a 10-inning game that ended in a 2-2 tie.