Ky Derby-winning rider Gutierrez tries baseball

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 09, 2012
Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez proved as cool on the mound as he was atop I'll Have Another, tossing out a first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers' game as part of a whirlwind week since he pulled off the 15-1 upset at Churchill Downs. The 25-year-old Gutierrez stood on the front slope of the mound Wednesday night and threw the ball over the plate to catcher Matt Treanor as organist Nancy Bea Hefley played ''My Old Kentucky Home.'' The stretch run of the Derby was replayed on the stadium's videoboard before Gutierrez was greeted by applause. He and I'll Have Another will try to win the second leg of racing's Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on May 19.
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