Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/17/14

21 Oct 1998: Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 and catcher Joe Girardi #25 of the New York Yankees celebrate following the 1998 World Series Game 4 against the San Diego Padres at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0.
With the official announcement earlier this morning that Mariano Rivera will be retiring at the end of the 2013 season, the BronxPinstripes writers have assembled their fondest moments of the all-time saves leader. Since 1996, Rivera has been at the forefront of some of the biggest Yankee wins. He’s made countless memories for Yankee fans everywhere along the way. Here are just a few that stand out with our writers: *     *     *     *     * Mo throws a pitch in Game 6 of the 1996 World Series (Photo Credit Yahoo!). Brian Capozzi Saturday October 26, 1996 World Series Game 6 New York Yankees 3, Atlanta Braves 2 My favorite memory of Mariano Rivera was in Game 6 of the 1996 World Series. It was the top of the 8th inning, and the Yankees had a 3-1 lead. Mariano, the setup man for John Wetteland entered the game in the 7th, and shut the Braves down. In the 8th, with 2 outs, Mariano struck out the last batter of the inning to send the stadium into a frenzy. I can’t remember ever hearing...
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