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Mariano Rivera‘s career has been special, to say the least. So with Rivera’s farewell tour expected to kick off soon, it’s a good time to reflect on just how impressive he’s been since becoming the Yankees’ closer.
Rivera, who enters the 2013 season as baseball’s all-time saves leader with 608, has been awesome during the regular season, and even better in the postseason. He has five World Series titles to his his credit, and he’s been a huge part of all of them.
Joe Torre, who managed Rivera for four of his World Series titles, recently joked that the closer “basically made my career,” and described him as a “security blanket.”
“He is the greatest ever,” Torre said, according to the New York Daily New. “It certainly isn’t a knock at the other guys, but he did it in New York, the biggest fishbowl in the world and in the postseason where everybody gets a chance to scrutinize. He responded.”
It’s hard — OK, it’s impossible — to argue Rivera’s greatness, but there have b
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After 18 years, Mariano Rivera is set to announce his retirement during a press conference schedule for Saturday morning according to the New York Post.
The Post reports that this isn’t the first time Rivera has mulled retirement, but he always eventually backed out of this. But this time, the Post says he has “given his initial blessings to go through with the announcement on...
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will retire after the 2013 season, according to a report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Yankees signed Rivera to a one-year, $10 million deal this offseason after he tore his ACL last April while shagging fly balls in Kansas City.
The 43-year old Rivera will go down as the best closer of all-time when the book closes on his...
New York Yankees fans have one more season to witness the Sandman putting hitters to sleep.
In a report from Joel Sherman’s of the New York Post, Yankees future Hall of Fame closer Mariano Rivera, will announce that he intends to retire from baseball after the 2013 season on Saturday. Rivera, who it was rumored was planning to retire after last season before sustaining a season...
Mariano Rivera has been playing a little game in which he said he already knew when he was planning to retire but wouldn't reveal when he would actually do it.
Now, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame closer is scheduled to announce his final day in pinstripes on Saturday at a 10 a.m. press conference at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, reports Joel Sherman of The New York...
Much like Chipper Jones one year ago, legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is set to make his retirement -- after the upcoming season -- official during spring training.
Rivera, 43, is expected to formally announce Saturday that 2013 will be his final season, a major league source confirmed. Joel Sherman of the New York Post first reported the news.
The news sets up...
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says this will be his
It is reportedly an "open secret" that New York Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2013 season.
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...
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...