Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/16/13

Mariano Rivera didn’t pitch in his final visit to Fenway Park, yet the Red Sox made sure that it was a memorable trip to Boston. Before the Red Sox swept away the Yankees with a 9-2 win Sunday, they honored Rivera with a pregame ceremony on the Fenway Park infield. The entire team came onto the field as Rivera was showered with gifts and shown a video in which Kevin Millar, Dave Roberts and Bill Mueller jokingly thanked the Yankees closer for blowing Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. The ceremony included laughs, cheers and probably some tears, as Rivera has officially toed the Fenway Park rubber for the final time — unless the Yankees manage to make it back to Boston for postseason baseball. It was a moving tribute that further showed just how respected Rivera is across all of baseball. Check out Sunday’s pregame ceremony in the video below. Your browser does not support iframes. Have a question for Ricky Doyle? Send it to him via Twitter at @TheRickyDoyle or send it here. Click here for more on Rivera’s final trip to Fenway >> Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, MLB, New York Yankees, Ricky Doyle, Video Non-NESN

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