Sunday, September 23, 2012
If Mo wants to come back, we'll welcome him back-Levine
9/17/12, "Levine addresses several issues facing Yanks," MLB.com, Barry Bloom
"MLB.com: Getting down to what you guys are going to do in the offseason, there's been talk about Mariano Rivera coming back. Where does that stand?
Levine: Well, Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest Yankees of all time. He said he'd like to come back. Obviously, we'd love to have him come back. All those offseason discussions and specifics will wait until the offseason. But if he wants to come back, we'll welcome him back.
MLB.com: And you'll work out some sort of financial terms that he'll be comfortable with?
MLB.com: And what happens to Rafael Soriano in that picture after the job he has done filling in?
Levine: Rafi has done a great job. I personally have a very good relationship with him. These are all issues to be discussed. We think he's done a tremendous job. We want him to be here."
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mariano Rivera has pitched 2 saves in one day 6 times
Rivera has pitched 2 saves in one day 6 times: 5/26/10, 5/3/07, 9/29/04, 7/8/2000, and I don't have the other 2, but a 5/3/07 AP article said he had 5 as of 5/3/07 citing Elias. The link from Sporting News is now inactive but the text I copied from them in 2007 is posted below.
The 6th time isn't in the record books:
The 5/25/10 game was shortened due to rain. It's final 3 innings were played on 5/26 along with the game originally scheduled for that day. He pitched the ending of the 5/25 game as well as the 5/26/10 game, both were 1-run games. Baseball Reference now has "susp" (for "suspended") written on the stat sheet for 5/25/10. Noted here, "Andy Pettitte Beats Twins, Mariano Rivera Gets 2 Saves in One Day," Daily Skew. And here:
- "Although it won't go into the record books as a two-save day - the first game was a continuation of Tuesday's suspended game, so it will go down as having taken place on May 25 - it was the first time since May 3, 2007 that Rivera earned two saves on the same day."
So, the 5th time was May 3, 2007, the 4th time was Sept. 29, 2004 v Twins.
2 Saves in one day noted for 5th time per AP article (5/3/07), (now inactive) citing Elias for the stat:
- "Rivera saved two games in one day for the fifth time in his major league career, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the first since Sept. 29, 2004, against Minnesota. Rivera, who has three saves in five chances this season, pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the opener but allowed a pair of singles leading off the ninth in the second game before striking out Gerald Laird and getting Kenny Lofton to ground into a double play."
Friday, September 14, 2012
Mariano attends 911 Cantor Fitzgerald charity event
"Mariano Rivera attends Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners host annual charity day on 9/11 to benefit over 100 charities worldwide at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2012 in New York City," getty, 9/11/12
Monday, September 03, 2012
Rivera greets Ugandan Little League Team at the Stadium
8/30/12, "The Ugandan Little League team, the first squad from Africa to make it to the Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa., visited with the Yankees before the game. The boys met Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. They were given a clubhouse tour by manager Joe Girardi, including the players-only facilities, and watched batting practice from the dugout."
8/30/12, "AL inside pitch," AP via Arizona Daily Star
"The team's incredible achievement coincides with the 50th anniversary of Uganda's independence — on Oct. 9, 1962 — after decades as a British colony. For many reasons — political, social, economic — African kids weren't free to play baseball."...
9/2/12, "Uganda's Little Leaguers Inspire Big Leaguers, Too," nbcnewyork.com, Paul Post