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WATCH: American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza Throws First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza has a little giddyup on his fastball, too.

A day after riding American Pharoah to a commanding victory at the Belmont Stakes to become the first jockey since 1978 to guide a horse to victories at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, Espinoza threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the New York Yankees played the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Just a short trip from the site of his historic ride, Espinoza waved to the appreciative crowd as he strode to the mound wearing a pinstriped Yankees jersey that came to his knees.

Victor Espinoza
Victor Espinoza (Credit: Mike McCann/WFAN)

He moved the game ball that had been placed on the rubber and took a wind up, making a perfect throw just off the corner of home plate.

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