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Mariano Rivera‘s farewell tour will officially conclude Thursday night in Boston, when he will be honored once again at Fenway Park. Bud Selig will present the future Hall of Famer with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award during a press conference prior to Game 2 of the World Series, and Rivera will be recognized on the field as part of the pregame ceremonies, the commissioner’s office announced Wednesday. Rivera is the first to receive the award, created to “recognize contributions of historical significance in Major League Baseball,” since Ken Griffey Jr. in 2011. Other past recipients include Cal Ripken Jr., Barry Bonds, Tony Gwynn and Roberto Clemente. MLB’s all-time saves leader, Rivera retired last month after 19 seasons with the Yankees. He appeared in 1,115 games in his career, finishing with a 2.21 ERA and 652 career saves. Filed under: Headlines, MLB, NESN Staff, New York Yankees, World Series

Will Curtis Granderson Stay in New York?

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Yankees Scouting Korean Reliever Oh Seung-Hwan

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Rivera Honored: Closer gets pregame award

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera made a tantalizing - but not at all serious - offer to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday: another farewell tour, this time in the NL. ''Boss, listen to this, OK?'' Rivera said on Thursday night before Game 2 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. ''Since I did the whole...

Jay throws Cano Belgium b-day bash

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Mike Francesa spars with reporter over A-Rod ‘witch hunt’

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What to Expect from Mark Teixeira in 2014

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Adam Wainwright Has Nightmares About Yankees, Prophesies NY World Series

So powerful is the lure of the New York Yankees, that opposing players have nightmares about it. No, really. Even players on teams currently more successful than the Bronx’s own are scared of the beautiful pinstripes. Just ask Adam Wainwright, who happens to be currently competing for a World Championship with the St.Louis Cardinals. Wainwright has apparently heard...

Mo Recieves Historic Achievement Award, Standing O from Boston Fans

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A fine piece of ownin': Congrats to Hal and Hank Steinbrenner for owning the richest franchise in sports

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Robertson ready to assume closer reins if called on

The bullpen door swung open during the Yankees' last series of the regular season and in what figures to be a sign of things to come it was David Robertson -- and not Mariano Rivera -- answering the call for a save situation. The crowd on hand for the contest against the Astros in Houston booed and Robertson heard it. He understood that the reaction was not personal but the...

Can the NY Yankees Catch the Red Sox in 20

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‘Absolutely not’: A-Rod camp finally denies PED usage

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Robinson Cano’s Belgium birthday bash, brought to you by Jay-Z

Jay-Z threw a birthday party in Belgium for Robinson Cano, complete with Ace of Spades champagne, Hublot watches, and a whole lot of dollar dollar bills.

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2013 BBA awards ballot - American League

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