Mariano Rivera was elected to the Hall of Fame the same day as Mel Stottlemyre’s funeral.
That boat is never sinking
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday, becoming the first player ever to receive a perfect 100% of the vote. The same day, the funeral for his former pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre was held in Bellevue, Washington. Teammate David Cone was there and shared this tremendous fact about the relationship between Stottlemyre and Rivera.
Just came from Mel Stottlemyre’s funeral. His boat was named “Mo in the ninth”. He was so proud of you Mariano. Congratulations and thanks for the rings!— David Cone (@dcone36) January 23, 2019
When you’re out on the open water, you want your boat to be reliable and get you back to shore safely every time, just like handing the ball to Rivera to close out the game.
Stottlemyre, who died on Jan. 13 after a long battle with blood cancer, was a great pitching coach, working with Rivera, Cone, Andy Pettitte, Dwight Gooden and other Yankees greats en route to five World Series rings. The Yankees are lucky Stottlemyre wasn’t even greater, though, because when Rivera’s fastball started cutting suddenly in 1997, he and Stottlemyre tried to figure out how to straighten it.
“Didn’t matter how I grabbed the ball,” Rivera told CBS Sports in 2013. “It was still moving. I told Mel that I won’t be throwing no more balls in the bullpen because I need to be ready for the game. We worked a lot and this thing is still the same and let’s leave it like that.”
And the rest is history.
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