Monday, July 30, 2018


If Mariano Rivera isn’t a Hall of Famer, then there’s no reason to have the place-Anthony Rieber, Newsday, 7/29/18

7/29/18, "Cooperstown draws over 50,000, but Mariano Rivera (2019) and Derek Jeter (2020) will shatter that," Newsday, Anthony Rieber

"Here are Rivera’s numbers in the postseason: 96 appearances, 8-1 record, 0.70 ERA, 42 saves. Five rings. Game over.

“Do you think relievers belong in the Hall of Fame?” a fan asked me the other day.

The question not only seemed from another time, but from another planet.

If Rivera isn’t a Hall of Famer, then there’s no reason to have the place."...


"“He was the best,’’ [Chipper] Jones said, “95-mile-per-hour chain saws. It was funny, he would come into games and we would start setting the over/under at three or four bats, how many he would break in the inning. In one World Series game he broke three of [Ryan] Klesko’s bats in one at-bat.”"...

7/29/18, "Hall of Famers talk Mariano Rivera, who will soon join them," NY Post, Kevin Kernan


Sunday, July 15, 2018


Mariano Rivera makes his final All Star game entrance, 7/16/2013


7/16/2013: "Mariano Rivera trots in to "Enter Sandman" and stands alone on the field as he receives a huge ovation from fans and players across baseball," MLB video

Summoned in the bottom of the 8th by AL All Star Manager Jim Leyland, final score 3-0, AL over NL

Mariano Rivera regular and post season, Baseball Reference


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