Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 9/13/13

If you ever needed a reminder just how good Mariano Rivera is...consider this.  Sunday night, before the New York Yankees square off against their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, the legendary closer's career will be celebrated during a pre-game ceremony. Rivera is in the home stretch of his final season, so it is actually fitting that, as he travels stadium to stadium stockpiling retirement presents, one of his final appearances will be at Fenway Park.  You see, the future Hall of Famer’s 55 appearances at the 102-year-old park is actually tops among any visiting pitcher.  On the flip side, when Rivera's regular-season career will come to a close in Houston where, in 19 years, he's never taken the mound.

This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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