Sunday, September 25, 2011
Mo gets FDNY fireman helmet in observance of 602+ regular season saves
9/8/11, "After a season in which he won the Rolaids "Relief Man" award, Rivera gave the trophy to the New York City Fire Department.
"I save games, they save lives," Rivera said. "That's what real heroes are all about."" (end of article)602+ portrait to Rivera before doubleheader with Red Sox, seen above with Jeter, 9/25/11, getty.
- 9/25/11, "Yankees honor Rivera before game 1," Boston Globe, Peter Abraham
"The Yankees held a ceremony before the first game to recognize the great Mariano Rivera for setting the all-time saves record earlier this month.
Terry Francona and bench coach DeMarlo Hale led the applause from the Red Sox dugout with David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia among the players joining in. Rivera tipped his cap to the Red Sox when the ceremony was over.
The Yankees commissioned a Waterford Crystal fireman's helmet for Rivera and his teammates presented him with a near life-size lithograph showing his baseball cards."
9/25/2011 @602 regular season saves, getty