Mariano Rivera’s cutter

Here’s a video from The New York Times I came across that describes what made Mariano Rivera such an effective closer.  The video is wonderfully concise, yet explains the mechanics of Rivera’s cutter in an easy-to-follow manner complete with some excellent graphics.



4 Comments on “Mariano Rivera’s cutter”

  1. This was awesome … thanks for finding it!

  2. wkkortas says:

    I’m reminded of the part in Ball Four where erstwhile Pilots pitcher asks Bouton “Jimbo, can you show me how you grip those doubles?”

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