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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The last save will be the toughest of them all for Mariano Rivera.
The cities and stadiums will all be familiar after 18 years crisscrossing the country, glove in hand.
The reception in what will be his final season may be different because even fans who never wanted to see him get the last out will want to see his last hurrah.
The way the Yankees are aching and aging it could end in, of all places, Houston, where the New Yorkers close out the regular season against the assuredly hapless Astros.
But if all goes by the script Rivera envisions, the last pitch of his career will be made in the last inning of the final game of the World Series.
The only thing certain, really, is that this season is the end. After nearly two decades in pinstripes, the greatest closer ever is finally closing it out.
He never intended to have a farewell tour, until he blew out a knee early last season. Now that he will, he's going to enjo...
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ESPN and other various sources are reporting this morning that veteran New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera is planning to retire after the 2013 season. The announcement is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Yankees Spring Training complex in Tampa, Florida.
Rivera, 43, is returning to the mound after season ending ACL surgery last season. He returns to the diamond this...
The New York Post and ESPN.com reported that tomorrow the greatest closer to ever played the game, New York Yankees Mariano Rivera will officially announce
Yankees Mariano Rivera on May 25th, 2008 vs. Seattle Mariners.
that he is hanging up his glove at the end of this 2013 season.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post learned that Rivera had had recently asked to speak privately with Hal...
Last year at this time we thought we might have seen the last of Mariano Rivera. it is possible everyone but Rivera thought he was done and that we wouldn’t see him pitch again. He is Baseball’s all time saves leader with 608 saves. Chances are pretty good that he will add to that number during this season. He is a first ballot Hall Of Famer, no doubt. And to think he was a failed...
There are many arguments when it comes to baseball history. Who the best power hitter ever? What is the best starting lineup? Who is the best pitching mound fighter? There is one question that has a quick, definitive answer. Who is the best closer in baseball history. That title undoubtedly belongs to Mariano Rivera. Let’s just do a simple run down of simple stats...
Mariano Rivera is hanging it up after this upcoming season makes me sad. No, not because we're going to be seeing the last of the game's greatest closer ever. Rather, with his retirement, the epic experience of him jogging in from the bullpen to the sounds of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" will also be leaving the game. Now, as awesome as Rivera trotting...
As expected, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, one of the greatest relievers to ever play the game--if not the greatest, announced Saturday morning that the 2013 season will be his last in Major League Baseball.
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Rivera begins the 2013 season as the career saves leader (608) and games finished (892).
The Yankees won the World Series in 1996, but it wasn’t before the team came close to making a move that would have significantly altered New York’s future.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman retold a story to the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand recently. Apparently, the Bronx Bombers came close to trading away legendary closer Mariano Rivera during spring training in...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera returned from injuries to make their 2013 spring training debuts Saturday in the New York Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The 38-year-old Jeter was a designated hitter and singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who missed...
Haven't done a link dump in a while, figured I'd start today:
- Richard Justice calls the Yankees trio of Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte "a timeless classic" in this article for MLB.com.
- Joel Sherman says that Mariano was what separated the Yankees from everyone else. I would have to agree.
- After CC Sabathia sim game today, he's...