Amy Cole, the wife of the Yankees’ ace, could get big leaguers out with her slider (+video)

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The quarantine that resulted from the coronavirus outbreak in several major cities in the United States has affected the training routine of baseball players. Sure, we still don’t know if there will be a season at some point this year, but players, especially pitchers, are working to stay in shape during the break. The New York Yankees‘ new ace Gerrit Cole is no exception.

The right-hander, signed over the winter to a record nine-year, $324 million pact, recently uploaded a video playing catch with his wife Amy, and he also hit social media in Adam Ottavino’s account under the caption “backyard baseball.”

As it turns out, Amy also has the talent to pitch. In fact, she was filmed throwing a slider that would surely knock your socks off. The pitch looks legitimately devastating, and it could sure be competitive at the highest of levels.



The Yankees’ ace and his talented wife

The couple is very talented, pitching-wise. Cole was the runner-up in the American League Cy Young race last year. He lost to Justin Verlander, but many experts believed he should have won. He accrued 7.4 fWAR and had a sterling 2.50 ERA. Amy, meanwhile, is a former UCLA softball star: he can throw a variety of pitches effectively.

In January, the Coles announced they are expecting their first child. Amy is sure helping his husband stay fresh with a hypothetical season expected to start within the next couple of months.

During the current pandemic, the couple has been active in helping the community. As of Wednesday, the death toll was around 5,400 in the New York state.

“Being close, being within arms-length of this with everybody in the tri-state area so heavily affected we wanted to jump in and help as much as we could,” Cole told The New York Post last week of his foundation with Amy. “It will be rolling along in the next couple of days as far as contributing to New York [area] as the crisis evolves we kind of evolve.” The New York Yankees have two new ambassadors in the community.