John Wetteland

Mariano Rivera during the highest high of 1998 (Photo by Vincent Laforet/Getty Images), and the lowest low of 2001 (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Highs & Lows: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Career-Defining Mo-ments — Part 2

“Sometimes your best is not enough,” Rivera told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti of the 2001 World Series. “And that’s what I took from that. It wasn’t (meant) for us.”


Mariano Rivera signs a ball for young fans at Baseball City Stadium before a 1996 spring training game. (Photo by Tony Ranze/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Career-Defining Mo-ments — Part 1

So many memories of Mariano Rivera. You have yours, good and bad. But what are his recollections?


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Yankees Honor Mariano By Retiring #42 In Monument Park

The New York Yankees are honoring career saves leader Mariano Rivera in a 50 plus minute pregame ceremony.


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Sweeny: John Wetteland Offers Unique Perspective On Mo Rivera’s Career

Wetteland, who retired in 2000 after four seasons with the Rangers, spoke to the media after getting to chat with Rivera on Thursday during an on-field ceremony. He offered his unique perspective on Rivera’s career.


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Sweeny: Mo On His Former Mentor And What It’s Like To Be His Pitching Coach

Rivera spoke to reporters about mentoring Ivan Nova through his struggles last year. When Rivera was asked who did things like that for him when he first came up, the answer was a bit surprising: Steve Howe.


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Palladino: Rivera’s Departure Will Set Up Scary Future For Yankees

It is the one guarantee the Yanks have, and it’s not a good one: Whoever follows Rivera won’t be as good as he was.


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Hartnett: Exit Sandman, Enter David Robertson

David Robertson is faced with the unenviable task of filling Mariano Rivera’s shoes but is ready to take on the challenge.


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Sweeny: Mariano Rivera’s Best Save

How great is Mariano Rivera? So great that he’s compiling a remarkable record-breaking career one routine day after another.