• Buck Showalter & Mo Rivera: From Tony Phillips To Nick Markakis

    Posted by on May 4th, 2012 · Comments (1)

    Tony Phillips was the first batter to face Mariano Rivera in the major leagues.  He was a strikeout victim on May 23, 1995.  And, it appears that Nick Markakis will be the last batter to face Mariano Rivera. He hit into a double-play on April 30, 2012.

    Who was in uniform for both of those games?  Just Rivera and Buck Showalter.

    Now, there’s a trivia question for you.

    Comments on Buck Showalter & Mo Rivera: From Tony Phillips To Nick Markakis

    1. May 4th, 2012 | 8:11 am

      Note: Derek Jeter made his Yankees debut on May 29, 1995. So, he just missed being there for Mo’s first and last Yankees games.

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