Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/15/13

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.
Sunday night is likely the last time Mariano Rivera will step onto the field at Fenway Park, and the Red Sox ensured that moment would be a special one for the Yankees closer. After a trio of Red Sox players from the 2004 squad paid their own humorous tribute to No. 42, the current Red Sox members, who were all gathered on the field, took their turn at honoring Mo. Rivera has received his fair share of gifts during his farewell season, and Boston sent him home with even more heartfelt keepsakes before the final game of the series between the two teams. Rivera was given a portrait of himself smiling during the 2005 Opening Day ceremony at Fenway, a pitching rubber from the visitors’ bullpen, a Fenway Park seat with the No. 42 on it, a donation from the Red Sox’ front office to his charity, as well as the No. 42 from the Fenway scoreboard that was signed by all of the Red Sox players. Check out pictures of the gifts below. Photo via Twitter/@jose3030 Photo via Twitter/@jose3030 Photo via Twitter/@BBTN Photo via Twitter/@jose3030 Photo via Twitter/@jose3030 Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, NESN Staff, New York Yankees
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