Found September 15, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Mariano Rivera has made more appearances at Fenway Park than any other visiting reliever in the park’s 102-year history. Sunday marks his final game in Boston — unless the Yankees return for a playoff matchup. Rivera’s farewell tour has stretched the entire season, but his final trip to Fenway Park marks one of its more interesting moments. The 43-year-old has been a huge part of the Boston-New York rivalry over the last 19 years and even the most passionate Yankee haters have come to respect Rivera’s contributions to the game of baseball. Rivera is undeniably the greatest closer in MLB history. He’s a 13-time All-Star, a five-time World Series champion and his 651 saves are the most ever. Rivera’s successful career has been built on reliability and durability that are rarely seen across all sports. “He sets the bar in terms of consistency and I think it’s directly related to how great of an athlete he is,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday. “The thing you can marvel...
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