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com's Randy Miller, he scoffed at the idea of being compared to retired Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera for his closing duties.
With foreclosure now a national epidemic and with the foreclosure rate inching upward in various parts of The First State, a diverse group of leaders composed of clergy, employers, union chiefs, nonprofit heads, elected representatives and others symbolically donned Relief Pitchers caps at the conclusion of a series of heartfelt talks in Downtown Wilmington.
For his efforts, Miller earned his second Fireman of the Year award--becoming the first relief pitcher to win the award in both leagues.
lt;div class="caption">New York Mets relief pitcher Billy Wagner watches his team face the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in New York August 20, 2009.
SPARKY LYLE, the great Yankee relief pitcher, on what pitching was like in the Yankee Stadium: "When you stepped into the bullpen car, they warned you not to pick up hitch-hikers and to tip the driver 20%.
SAN DIEGO - In a development that came as no surprise after Sunday's game, a 6-5 loss to the San Diego Padres in front of before 38,116 fans at Petco Park, the Dodgers sent a relief pitcher to the minors.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker has played his last game, at least if civil rights activists have any say in the matter.
Each potential relief pitcher should be told how he might be used on that day so that he can mentally and physically prepare for it.
Brazoban surgery: Relief pitcher Yhency Brazoban underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.
Whenever the game suddenly gets out of hand, the relief pitcher will have to play quick-catch.
With just a sinker and slider, I was just a relief pitcher who could come on and get righties out.
Bruce Sutter, the relief pitcher who helped to popularize the split-fingered fastball, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday.