ANAHEIM, Calif. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera began his Hall of Fame career in 1995 against the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium. He picked up the first of his 632 career saves 51 weeks later against the Angels at the same ballpark. And if Rivera goes through with plans to retire after this season, one of his most dramatic saves ever came yep, against the Angels at Angels Stadium.
The Yankees entered the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday with a 6-0 lead, cruising behind the left arm of CC Sabathia (7-5). However, Sabathia couldnt get an out and was replaced by David Robertson. Robertson could only get one out, and was relieved by the man many consider the greatest relief pitcher of all time.
Rivera made it interesting before wrapping up the Bombers' 6-5 win, which ended their five-game losing skid and the Angels three-game winning streak. And the final showdown was one for the ages.
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the bases loaded for the Halos,...