Lehman HS alum makes big league debut

Lehman High School alum TJ Rivera put on a major league uniform for the first time Wednesday, playing for his father's favorite team, the Mets.

Rivera signed with the team in 2011 after going undrafted.

Rivera signed with the team in 2011 after going undrafted. (8/10/16)

THE BRONX - Lehman High School alum TJ Rivera put on a major league uniform for the first time Wednesday, playing for his father's favorite team, the Mets.

Rivera signed with the team in 2011 after going undrafted.

He began his journey through the club's farm system, playing in Brooklyn, Kingsport and Binghamton.

Rivera says it's a hardworking mindset that got him to the big leagues. His high school coach, Adam Droz, says he saw that in him more than a decade ago.

"(The) first thing that comes to mind about TJ... hard, hard worker," Droz says. "He would come right through those gym doors, he'd be the first one in and the last one out."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 1 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
The incident happened on Feb. 17, on Burnside 2 Man accused of robbing livery driver in the Bronx
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 3 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
4 VIDEO: NY Doll Collection showcases new line of dolls for spring
News 12 hit the streets to find out 5 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE