20 Glorious Celebratory Pitcher Fist-Pumps

To be a pitcher in Major League Baseball, you must master the fist-pump. Not necessarily the “Jersey Shore” brand of fist-pumping, or the Tiger Woods uppercut style fist-pump, but a firm fist to let everyone know that you’re damn glad to get that batter out. Some pitchers pair fist-pumps with yelling or gyrations, others do it modestly. With great pleasure, we’ve explored some of the distinguished fist-pumps in the game and present them to you after the jump.

Mariano Rivera’s “We’ve Been Here Before” fist-pump


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David Wells starting the lawn mower after his 20th win in 2000 at age 37


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Jonathan Broxton delivers his fist-pump with a roar


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One of the fiercest fist-pumpers in the game, Jonathan Papelbon


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Hall-of-Fame pitcher-turned-owner Nolan Ryan’s fist-pump


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Johnny Cueto punches a batter out


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Who’s here for Ryan Dempster’s gun show?


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Joba Chamberlain’s full body fist-pump


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The Big Unit has a short, compact pump


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Francisco Rodriguez executes a kneeling fist-pump


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John Franco!


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Tommy Lasorda’s head-high fist-pump in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series


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Carlos Marmol, just glad he didn’t issue another walk


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Orber Moreno (who?) with a fist-pump resembling a Tebowing stance


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Rafael Betancourt’s downward gaze fist-pump


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The “Peace, I’m Out” fist-pump by Troy Percival


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Chris Perez’s chest-high fist-pump coupled with a death stare


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Andy Pettitte’s all-business pump


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John Smoltz, just like Mariano’s


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Now-imprisoned Ugueth Urbina’s uppercut pump


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