MARIANO RIVERA NEWS

On this day in Yankees history – 2011

On May 25, 2011, Mariano Rivera becomes the first pitcher in history to appear in 1,000 games for the same team. At 41 years old, Mo has 572 saves and 75 wins in his 17th season with the Bombers. He is also closing in on the all time saves record of 601 established by Trevor Hoffman. It’s a blessing to be able to be on the same team and do that. It’s not too often you see...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Welcome back, Captain -- Jeter makes first return to Yankee Stadium

  Bernie Williams stood in front of the pitcher's mound, flanked by Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, all clothed in finely tailored business suits rather than the pinstriped baseball uniforms in which they earned fame and fortune. The fab five appeared together in public for the first time Sunday night as formers -- former teammates, former All-Stars...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Happy 30th birthday Andrew Miller

Happy birthday to our closer Andrew Miller who turns 30 years young today. Miller has been absolutely un-hittable in his first year in pinstripes. He went 17 appearances before allowing his first run. His 13 saves are tied for third best in the League and through 18 games has given up just four hits. His ERA is a measly 0.98 and combined with Dellin Betances‘ 0.00 ERA they...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Drawing Successful Ways This Year From AL East Rival Of The Past

The New York Yankees have endured a lot of success so far this season, but how they’ve been successful is what has really been intriguing. With the retirement of Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera the last two years, it looked like the last line of Yankee superstars had left the building. This left Yankee fans worrying about the team and how they would fair this year in the always...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

On A Day Of Firsts, Yankees Take Sole Possession of First

For the first time this season the New York Yankees are in sole possession of first place in the American League East.  Yes, I know it's only April 28th, but for a team that many expected to live near the bottom of the division, it's big news--sort of.  It wasn't the only first that occurred yesterday. Consider the others: Before the game Mark Teixeira was named American League...
Via Lady At The Bat
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Inching Closer to Yankees in Local Television Ratings

For the better part of the past quarter century, the New York Yankees have controlled the nation’s largest media market. This is obviously due to the team winning five World Series titles since 1996. It also doesn’t hurt that the New York Mets have had only nine winning seasons during that span. You have to go back to the Mets run to the title in 1986 for the last time the stepsister...
Via Sportsnaut
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

"The Yankees seem to have never met a moment they could not monetize. They scooped up the infield dirt from the game in which Derek Jeter recorded his 3,000th hit and put it in capsules that dangled from key chains. They offered a bullpen rubber from one

Billy Witz - the NY Times writer with the NY Post byline name - pens the Gray Lady's most delicious sports lead yet this season... an appreciation of Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner's tight-wadded former reign as the chief cashier of NYC sports.(Question: How is it that a guy named George A. King III writes for the Murdochian Post, while Billy Witz works at the Times?)
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: The Cutter Grip and What It Might Mean For Arm Health

More than one organization has banned the cutter at one time or another. But it’s barely one pitch, and you probably wouldn’t want to have banned Mariano Rivera from throwing that pitch. Turns out, looking at the grip on the baseball might help us differentiate between risky and less risky cutters. Dan Duquette has banned […]
Via Fangraphs
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera back with Yankees as guest instructor in spring

  Mariano Rivera is back with the New York Yankees as a guest spring training instructor. Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, arrived at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday. He retired as a player following the 2013 season. ''I've decided to come back,'' the 45-year-old joked. Rivera wore a batting practice uniform with his old No. 42 on it and white pinstripe pants as he worked...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees Signed Mariano Rivera 25 Years Ago

On February 17, 1990, the Yankees signed a young Panama […] The post The Yankees Signed Mariano Rivera 25 Years Ago appeared first on BronxPinstripes.com.
Via Bronx Pinstripes
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

My Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

I am not a member of the Baseball Writers’ Asscoiation of America. It’s all but official that Pedro Martinez will be part of the Hall of Fame class this year. However, that doesn’t prevent me from filling out my own ballot for fun each year and delving into my passion of baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The toughest part about this ballot is if this were the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jokes About Yankees Closer’s Blown Save

Mariano Rivera joked about Yankees closer David Robertson's blown save in Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium.
Via Gamedayr
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo

The life and career accomplishments of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo were celebrated this week during a cocktail reception sponsored by Hennessy V.S at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco. Romo, a proud Mexican-American, 2013 All-Star and 2-time World Series champion, became one of the best relief pitchers in MLB despite not being a highly-ranked prospect in the minors...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: I Won’t Do Retirement Tour Like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera

David Ortiz turns 39 this year, but that doesn’t mean his eyes are on retirement just yet. In an interview with ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox slugger said he has no immediate plans to leave the game, and once he makes the decision to do so, he won’t leave the game with a farewell tour — à la Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. “What Derek Jeter is doing is fine because he’s...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New Yankee tradition: Soul-shattering loss on the day they honor outgoing hero

Three hits. Three stinking hits.Two unearned runs. Two stinking unearned runs.Jeter's old friends showed up. Too bad his teammates didn't.Remember last year's Mariano Rivera Day? I didn't think the Yankee organization could embarrass itself in a more mind-numbing way than when they "honored" Mo by blowing the game against San Francisco, ending his last chance at playing in the post...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees don't sign Mariano Rivera's son: Report

The Yankees announced Saturday that draft pick Mariano Rivera Jr., the son of their retired legendary closer, did not sign a contract before Friday's deadline.The team had selected Rivera Jr., a righthander from Iona College, in the 29th round of the June amateur draft. Rivera Jr. has decided he will return to school for his junior year.The Yankees did sign 27 of the 38 other players...
Via The Other Paper
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jr. Heading Back to School

Last month, the New York Yankees drafted the son of legendary closer Mariano Rivera.  But, on Saturday, the team announced that the second generation hurler won’t be following in his father’s footsteps anytime soon. Yankees announced signings of their top 15 draft picks. 29th Rd pick Mariano Rivera Jr did not sign and will return to Iona College. — Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

OJTB Yankees Spotlight: RHP David Robertson

With RHP Mariano Rivera’s retirement at the end of last season, RHP David Robertson was in a tough spot. He was, after all, replacing arguably the greatest closer in the history of baseball. To the delight of the Yankees and their fans, Robertson has thrived in his new role. At the All-Star Break, Robertson has converted 23 of his 25 save opportunities. Getty Images Robertson,...
Via One Jet At A Time
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica stars in new This is SportsCenter commercial

The newest ESPN This is SportsCenter commercial has been getting some love online, and we’d figure it would be worth sharing. In the ad, Metallica is hanging out at ESPN’s Bristol offices wondering what to do now that Mariano Rivera retired. Personally, I think ESPN missed a huge opportunity by not inserting John Clayton into this commercial after the hilarious ad he was in...
Via Awful Announcing
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica tries to move on after Mariano Rivera in ESPN spot

Twenty years ago, you would’ve never seen Metallica taking part in pre-game ceremonies at Yankee Stadium or taking batting practice with the San Francisco Giants. Then again, you would’ve never thought they’d cut their hair either. Is it possible the Roll Hall of Famers have seemingly mellowed out a touch as they’ve gotten older.  Consider this, they just appeared in an...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica having trouble moving on from Mariano Rivera (Video)

Now that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has retired, the guys from Metallica are having trouble finding someone new to provide an entrance song for - at least, that is the premise of the latest ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial.In the ad, Metallica deals with their most recent rejection from Coach K while contemplating calling the next name on their list - golfer John...
Via Holdout Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Metallica Working on John Daly’s Entrance Music?

For years, Metallica has been an integral part of stadium playlists – most notably as the entrance music for now-retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. With Mo out of baseball, the band is now pondering their future and trying to find something to do in the newest SportsCenter commercial: Honestly, if it weren’t for the quiet, subdued nature of professional golf, John Daly would...
Via Back9Network
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera’s Retirement Leaves Metallica Out of Work In ESPN Commercial (Video)

The effects of Mariano Rivera’s retirement have been far-reaching, according to ESPN’s newest “This Is SportsCenter” commercial. The 30-second spot, which will first air during Monday night’s Home Run Derby, features Metallica looking for a new sports gig to no avail. With the New York Yankees closer hanging up his cleats after the 2013 season, taking his “Enter Sandman”...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: 1997 ALDS Game 4, Alomar Homers off Rivera

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle went all out for Jeter's last game, because they know there won't be any post-season appearance

No argument here."Like Mariano Rivera last year in his valedictory, Jeter is awash in appreciation these days. The Mariners did it up right before the game Tuesday as he embarks on his final series here, barring a postseason matchup (yeah, I know that’s a pipe-dream; the Yankees probably don’t have the horses)."
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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