Results for tag: Mariano Rivera
Posted by: Kim Jones on May 14, 2011 at 10:38:25 AM

Mariano Rivera will be known for a long time as baseball's best closer, but people may not know all his special routines for shutting the door on opponents. Fortunately, he's willing to reveal a few secrets to his recipe!

Some hints:

He always throws 10 to 12 pitches in the bullpen.

He takes two to four steps out of the bullpen before jogging to the mound.

Sometimes he doesn't even need eight pitches on the mound to get ready.

He usually knows which batters he's facing, but not always.

Watch the whole video to uncover it all!

Posted by: Kim Jones on Jun 15, 2010 at 06:25:44 PM

Watch Kimberly Jones' interview with Mariano Rivera prior to Tuesday night's series opener with the Phillies.

Rivera, now 40 years old, talks about his continued success closing games this late in his career. WATCH