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There are many arguments when it comes to baseball history. Who the best power hitter ever? What is the best starting lineup? Who is the best pitching mound fighter? There is one question that has a quick, definitive answer. Who is the best closer in baseball history. That title undoubtedly belongs to Mariano Rivera. Let’s just do a simple run down of simple stats. Career: 2.21 ERA, 0.998 WHIP, 608 saves ( all-time record), 8.3 K/9 and 52.7 career WAR. Not bad. As a measure, the second all-time saves leader, Trevor Hoffman, boasts a 27 WAR – almost half of Rivera.
So he dominates the stats for closers and has ridiculous numbers for any reliever. But what really made Rivera stand out was what he did in the post-season. His ERA in the postseason is only a little better than the regular season. 0.70. Are you serious? In the biggest moments, he pitched better. He only saved 42 postseason games in his career…only. The Yankees teams he was on had a severe level of talent, b
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ESPN and other various sources are reporting this morning that veteran New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera is planning to retire after the 2013 season. The announcement is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday from the Yankees Spring Training complex in Tampa, Florida.
Rivera, 43, is returning to the mound after season ending ACL surgery last season. He returns to the diamond this...
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...
The New York Post and ESPN.com reported that tomorrow the greatest closer to ever played the game, New York Yankees Mariano Rivera will officially announce
Yankees Mariano Rivera on May 25th, 2008 vs. Seattle Mariners.
that he is hanging up his glove at the end of this 2013 season.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post learned that Rivera had had recently asked to speak privately with Hal...
Last year at this time we thought we might have seen the last of Mariano Rivera. it is possible everyone but Rivera thought he was done and that we wouldn’t see him pitch again. He is Baseball’s all time saves leader with 608 saves. Chances are pretty good that he will add to that number during this season. He is a first ballot Hall Of Famer, no doubt. And to think he was a failed...
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...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The last save will be the toughest of them all for Mariano Rivera.
The cities and stadiums will all be familiar after 18 years crisscrossing the country, glove in hand.
The reception in what will be his final season may be different because even fans who never wanted to see him get the last out will want to see his last...
Mariano Rivera is hanging it up after this upcoming season makes me sad. No, not because we're going to be seeing the last of the game's greatest closer ever. Rather, with his retirement, the epic experience of him jogging in from the bullpen to the sounds of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" will also be leaving the game. Now, as awesome as Rivera trotting...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The greatest closer of all-time has started to plan for his future. Mo Rivera
Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees closer, has officially announced that he will retire. But he will not officially stop wearing his cleats until after the season.
“Now, is the time,” said Rivera. “I have given everything...
As expected, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, one of the greatest relievers to ever play the game--if not the greatest, announced Saturday morning that the 2013 season will be his last in Major League Baseball.
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Rivera begins the 2013 season as the career saves leader (608) and games finished (892).
The 2013 season will be Mariano Rivera’s last. Rivera, 43, will have a 10 am press conference on Saturday to make the official announcement according to Joel Sherman.
Rivera had indicated recently to Buster Olney that the 2012 season would have been his last if he had remained healthy.
Last season Rivera appeared in only nine games before suffering a knee injury while shagging...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera returned from injuries to make their 2013 spring training debuts Saturday in the New York Yankees' 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
The 38-year-old Jeter was a designated hitter and singled sharply to left field on his first pitch since breaking his left ankle on Oct. 13 in the AL championship series opener. Jeter, who missed...
Joel Sherman of the New York Post and ESPN’s Buster Olney report legendary New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera will announce Saturday his plans to retire after the 2013 season. Hence, the upcoming campaign will be a yearlong farewell to the greatest hurler in the annals of Major League Baseball. The 43-year-old Rivera, a 12-time All-Star and five-time AL Rolaids Relief Man...
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Mariano Rivera, who is unarguably known as the greatest closer in MLB history, has announced that he will be retiring after this season with the New York Yankees. The 43-year-old announced the decision on Saturday morning in a press conference.
“After this year, I will be retiring,” he said, via ESPN New York.
Rivera was expected to make this...