Thursday, April 04, 2013


Win-save number 81 for Pettitte and Rivera, 70 in regular season, 11 in post season

 5/11/13,  Pettitte-Rivera win-save #81, 70th in regular season, final 3-2 vs Royals.

Rivera in the 9th, 4/4/13, ap. 80th win-save combination with Andy Pettitte, 69th in regular season. final 4-2, Yankees over Red Sox

 'Throwback win," NY Post banner, 4/5/13

Rivera and Cervelli, 4/4/13, ap

Rivera and Cervelli after the game, 4/4/13, Barton Silverman

Pettitte in the 5th, 4/4/13. final 4-2, Yankees over Red Sox.

Pettitte after final out in the 6th, 4/4/13, final 4-2,, Yankees over Red Sox

"Old Reliables, Pettitte goes 9, Rivera gets save, as Yanks avoid sweep," Newsday back page, Friday, April 5, 2013


5/11/13,  Pettitte-Rivera win-save #81, 70th in regular season, final 3-2 vs Royals.


Before 4/4/13, Last Pettitte-Rivera win-save was Oct. 7, 2010. Below are notes I made previously about their regular and post season win saves. July 8, 2010 in Seattle was their last regular season win-save:

As of 10/7/10, ***WIN-SAVES: Total of 79. 68 in regular, 11 in post season:***

July 8, 2010 in Seattle was #68 win-save combo for Pettitte and Rivera in regular season,
(NY Post notes 65th on 4/18/10, 2/3 down page)
Pettitte and Rivera's 11 post season win-save combos as of 10/7/10:
8 of the 11 post season win-saves were multi-inning appearances for Rivera.
Honorable Mention: The "Bugs" Game, Game 2, 2007 ALDS, NYY @ Cleveland, 2IP for Rivera. Pettitte and Rivera appeared together in other games that didn't have the exact technical requirements for a win-save combo.

*References: 4/19/10 NY Post article notes 65th reg. season combo on 4/18/10. May 26, 2010 was their 66th regular season win-save combination. 6/11/10, 4-3 win for the Yankees at the stadium (6/11) was 67th regular season win-save. July 8, 2010 in Seattle was #68. 


 4/5/13, "Mariano Rivera returns, earns save,", M. Ehalt

""It's amazing. I always say I'm going to tell my kids I caught Mariano Rivera," Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli said. "It's one of the greatest moments I ever had in my career because he's going to be the best reliever I ever see in my life."

Added Pettitte: "It'll be special for me watching him this year and knowing this is it. After this, he won't be closing any games for us, so I'll savor it as much as I can."

After the victory, Rivera received the game ball as he normally does. While he usually gives away the ball, he told that he plans to keep this one.

Rivera is baseball's all-time saves leader with 609. One of the Yankees' Core Four alongside Jeter, retired catcher Jorge Posada and Pettitte, Rivera has captured five World Series titles with the Yankees."...

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