A pair of Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers combined to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers in a Grapefruit League matchup, 53 years ago today.
On Monday, March 28, 1966, at Terry Park in Fort Myers, Florida, Bob Veale threw seven innings of no-hit ball before handing the ball over to 22-year-old rookie Luke Walker, who completed the combined no-no for a 5-0 win.
Veale, a veteran lefty for the Bucs, retired the game’s first 12 batters before Tommy Davis reached base on a Bob Bailey error.
The no-no marked the Pirates’ second at Terry Park. On Wednesday, March 16, 1960, Bennie Daniels (5 innings) and Jim Umbricht (4 innings) teamed up to no-hit the Detroit Tigers for a 5-0 win. The only Tigers’ runner in that game came via Daniels hitting Eddie Yost with a pitch in the fourth.
The Royals tossed Terry Park’s third Grapefruit League no-no in 1973.