Enjoy watching Mariano Rivera pitch this year, for it appears this will be his final season. Buster Olney, who broke the story via twitter, said that the future Hall-of-Famer will hang em’ up at the end of the 2013 campaign. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Yankees have scheduled a press conference at George M. Steinbrenner field in Tampa on Saturday at 10 am, where Mo is likely to formally address the media.
Although many predicted this would happen, there has been no real announcement from Rivera, who turned 43 in November. If it weren’t for a season-ending knee injury last May, Rivera most likely would have retired after 2012. However, he vowed not to go out on that note, and has rehabbed his way back in order to be ready for Opening Day.
Rivera is entering his 19th year in the big leagues, all with the Yankees. He has a career record of 76-58 with a 2.22 ERA. However, it’s his postseason numbers that make him immortal. In 96 games, Mo has a mini...