Yankees: Return! Mariano Rivera reappears in the Bronx as ‘Pitching Coach’

Do you think that Mariano Rivera will teach Jimmy Fallon to throw a cutter? The member unanimous Hall of Fame accompanied the host of “The Tonight Show” to the mound of the Yankee Stadium before the victory of the New York Yankees 7-1 over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

Fallon was available for the first ceremonial pitch of the night, though he appeared to momentarily try to convince Rivera to take the ball. Here the video:

Rivera politely declined, but took the opportunity to convince Fallon to throw his pitch from a full 60 feet 6 inches on the pitching plate, rather than in front of the mound where he initially settled.

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Fallon finally unleashed a high shot at the plate before hugging Rivera, who is scheduled to be a part of Fallon’s late night show on Thursday. As they walked back to the Yankees dugout, the duo signed a baseball that Fallon threw into the crowd.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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