Jessica Quiroli makes her Gotham Baseball magazine debut with a feature on Tommy Phelps, the pitching coach for the Double-A Trenton Thunder the Eastern League Affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Mariano Rivera’s career is atypical, even when compared to the legendary closers of the game.
The pressure is always there for any young player. He has to prove himself, no matter what. But when the injury bug continues to attack, making it to the majors gets tougher.
One of the first lessons I ever learned in life was, “Don’t ever burn your bridges”. It didn’t matter if you hated the job you …