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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