Bucky Veil
Born: (1881-08-02)August 2, 1881
Tyrone, Pennsylvania
Died: April 16, 1931(1931-04-16) (aged 49)
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1903, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
April 23, 1904, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Pitching Record5-3
Earned run average3.95

Frederick William Veil (August 2, 1881 – April 16, 1931) was a Major League Baseball Pitcher. He pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903 and 1904.


Frederick played both baseball and football at Williamsport High School, the latter of which earned him the nickname "Bucky" for his mastery of the buck-lateral.

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.

Bucky Veil at Find a Grave