Throgs Neck Little League Season Opens

(L – R) West Bronx Councilman Andrew Cohen, Throgs Neck Little League president Frank Eisele, Councilman Marh Gjonaj, Former NY Yankee centerfielder Mickey Rivers, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. , and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Bob Press

By Robert Press

Saturday afternoon under bright sunshine and a temperature close to seventy degrees as the Throgs Neck Little League baseball season began.

Yankee Centerfielder Mickey Rivers gives BP Diaz Jr. advice on where to stand when he throws out the first pitch. Photo: Bob Press

Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. told theĀ  young ballplayers and their parents about his childhood when he played Little League baseball. Diaz also had the honor of throwing out the first pitch. Freshmen legislators, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and state Senator Alessandra Biaggi attended the TNLL opening for the first time and spoke with the young Little Leaguers.

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez speaks with the young little leaguers. Photo: Bob Press

Elected officials on hand included Congresswoman Alexandria Ocassio-Cortez, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Councilman Mark Gjonaj, and former New York Yankee centerfielder Mickey Rivers, all who spoke before Bronx BP Diaz Jr. threw out the first pitch.

Councilman Mark Gjonaj chats with State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez. Photo: Bob Press

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