Sunday, July 24, 2011


Rivera in the 8th, runners on 2nd and 3rd v Oakland

Rivera enters in the 8th, 7/24/11, US Presswire
Rivera v A's, 7/24, ap. Rivera v Oakland, getty. Rivera with Russell Martin, Newsday/Dunn, after game with coach Mike Kelleher, ap. Rivera 7/24, getty.
2011 appearances, B-R, including 2 inning appearance on 6/16/11, no decision. Rivera's work is not confined to the 'regular season total save stat' or even 'saves of more than one inning,' as one might conclude from standard articles.

Newsday back cover of Rivera, Monday July 25, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Rivera in Tampa Bay July 18

7/19/11, "You couldn’t have blamed the Rays for thinking they were doomed in the ninth inning Monday night against the Yankees. An early, three-run lead had evaporated and, three outs away from a 5-4 loss, Mariano Rivera was about to remind the fans at Tropicana Field why resistance was futile.

Even before he took the mound, Rivera had converted on 58 of 59 save opportunities against Tampa Bay, and had a career 0.74 ERA at the Trop. So when the Yankee closer finished off the Rays in a 1-2-3 ninth, it felt like so many other instances of merciless, cold-blooded relief."...

7/19/11, "Yanks will pay handsomely for Sabathia," Bob Klapisch, Fox Sports

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Rivera in Toronto v Blue Jays July 16

reuters, getty, getty. final 4-1

Sunday, July 10, 2011


At the Stadium for Jeter's 3000th regular season hit

Mariano Rivera among team mates mobbing Derek Jeter at home plate after his 3000th regular season hit, a game tying home run in the third. 7/9/11, getty

Above, team mates celebrate with Jeter in 3rd inning after his 3000 hit, photo McIsaac, Newsday

Rivera pitches the last inning to preserve the 5-4 Yankee win over Tampa Bay in which Jeter went 5 for 5 and had hits 2999-3003. gettyRivera at Jeter press conference after his 3000th regular season hit. ap

Thursday, July 07, 2011


In Cleveland before July 5 game

Rivera top tosses in the outfield prior to July 5 game, bottom, talks with Arod before the game. reuters, ap. Rivera was not available to pitch due to pain in his triceps.

Saturday, July 02, 2011


At Citi Field vs Mets

Top, warmups before Mets game at Citi Field, 7/1/11. Bottom, Rivera and Arod after Yankee-Mets game, final 5-1. Top photo McIsaac, Newsday, bottom getty.

"Yankee fans had plenty to cheer on Friday...and by the end of the night the record crowd in the two-and-half-year history of the new place was chanting “Let’s Go Yankees.” It got even worse for the Mets when
Who comes in but good old
7/1/11, "A Driving spirit is conspicuous by his absence," NY Times, George Vecsey (an article about Derek Jeter)

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