Julie Vasconcellos

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after he is presented with a surfboard, a bottle of wine and a check for his foundation by Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin and team president Michael Crowley. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera Gets Surfboard, White Wine As Retirement Gifts From A’s

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera got a surfboard and a bottle of Napa Valley white wine as retirement gifts from the Oakland Athletics.


Mariano Rivera (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

‘Pizza Man’ Mariano Rivera Surprises A’s Employee With Pregame Delivery

Posing as a pizza delivery man, Rivera surprised longtime Athletics employee Julie Vasconcellos by visiting her in the mail room where she has worked going on 25 years.