American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza Throws Yankees First Pitch [VIDEO]
American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza did something that no one else had done since 1978 on Saturday. Then on Sunday, he got to throw out the first pitch at the Yankees game.
The 5-foot-2 Espinoza wore an untucked Yankees jersey and delivered a sinking strike before the Yankees - Angels game, a match-up in which the Yankees eventually won 6-2.
It was a heck of a weekend for Espinoza who captured the Triple Crown on Pharoah in front of a packed house at Belmont Park.
The best part about Espinoza is that he comes off as a great guy. Moments after winning the Triple Crown, he announced that he would be donating his $80,000 in winnings to a cancer research foundation in California.
“At the wire I was like, ‘I cannot believe I did it,'” Espinoza told reporters at Belmont. “I (won) the Triple Crown race now, but I didn’t make any money, because I donated my money to the City of Hope.”
Espinoza's in the zone right now. Who knows, if the Yankees keep having attrition in their starting rotation, perhaps he'll get a call.