The car, equipped with a chauffeur, a digital display board on the front and a baseball glove throne, has been quite the hit for relief pitchers entering Olympic games. Team USA reliever Ryder Ryan got to take a ride early Friday during the Americans' 8-1 win over Israel in their first game of the tournament.
In 1960, Cleveland was the first major league team to use a car to bring relief pitchers to the mound. The bullpen car, sometimes not much more than a glorified golf cart, was a staple in MLB from 1950 to 1995. The New York Yankees, at one time, used a pinstriped Datsun 1200 as their bullpen car.