Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Mariano Rivera broke Goose Gossage's strikeout record in 1996

From Joel Sherman: "Rivera went 8-3 with a 2.09 ERA (regular season), held opponents to a .193 batting average,
Most amazingly, of the record 4,962 homers spanked in 1996, Rivera allowed just one,
Page 208 from Joel Sherman's book, "Birth of a Dynasty," about the 1996 Yankees, published in 2006 by Rodale.

Friday, March 07, 2008


"Rivera set the tone..." Papelbon, 3/7/08

"Rivera was the one that has kind of set the tone from the beginning, 10 years ago," Papelbon said. "Hopefully I can follow in his footsteps and do it for the next 10 years to come, when he's out of the game.

I think Rivera was the one that set the tone and established how important it is,

from MLB.com, 3/8/08

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