August 2, 1881|
|Died: April 16, 1931
|April 19, 1903, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 23, 1904, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Earned run average||3.95|
In January 1901 Veil attended Bucknell University on a baseball scholarship. That summer he pitched for a semi-pro team in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he was scouted by Pittsburgh Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss. Veil signed a contract with Dreyfuss in October 1902, and joined his former Bucknell teammate Jimmy Sebring during the 1903 season.
Veil appeared in the second game of the inaugural World Series, becoming the first relief pitcher in World Series history.
|This biographical article relating to an American baseball pitcher born in the 1880s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|