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Trevor Hoffman (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images); Mariano Rivera (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball To Name Best Closer Awards After Rivera, Hoffman

It’s only fitting. Major League Baseball has honored the top closers in baseball for years, but soon will rename its awards after arguably the two best relievers to ever pick up a ball.

04/09/2014

Derek Jeter steps on to the field for batting practice before his final home opener on April 7, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Reunites With ‘Core Four’ For Final Yankees Home Opener

Yankees fans will have at least 80 more chances — hopefully — to say goodbye to Derek Jeter. But the first had a special feel to it, thanks to some old friends.

04/07/2014

Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte in 2008. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Together Again: ‘Core Four’ To Be Reunited At Yankees’ Home Opener

Before the Yankees’ home opener on Monday against the Orioles at 1:05 p.m., the “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will be reunited on the field.

04/04/2014

David Robertson pitches against the Boston Red Sox at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 18, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Palladino: What Should Yankees Fans Expect From David Robertson?

Prepare to be unspoiled. Though D-Rob has shown a solid, “go get ’em” attitude on his six Grapefruit League outings, nobody knows how he’ll handle closer duties.

03/24/2014

Jake Marisnick of the Miami Marlins slides by the Yankees' Alain Warren during a spring training game in Panama City on March 15, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Marlins No-Hit Yankees In Panama

It turns out the Miami Marlins had their own way of honoring Mariano Rivera in his home country.

03/16/2014

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for the Jackie Robinson Foundation)

Yanks Preparing For Pair Of Games In Mariano Rivera’s Home Country

A fundraising dinner on Friday for Rivera’s foundation and the games Saturday and Sunday at Rod Carew Stadium highlight a weekend that is a tribute to the pitcher, who retired after last season.

03/14/2014

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Yankees Notebook: Pineda Impresses Again Ahead Of Panama Trip

Michael Pineda, who missed the past two seasons after right shoulder surgery, has nine strikeouts in 4 2-3 scoreless innings overall. He’s bidding to become the Yankees’ fifth starter.

03/14/2014

Mariano Rivera cuts the ribbon at the opening of the Refugio de Esperanza church in New Rochelle. (Photo by Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Mariano Rivera Rescues, Renovates 107-Year-Old Church In New Rochelle

Being retired hasn’t stopped Mo Rivera from picking up one more save. The legendary Yankees reliever has renovated a long-vacant church that became the new home of his wife’s ministry Thursday.

03/06/2014

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mariano’s Advice For D-Rob: Forget What I Did, You Control Your Own Game

Speaking to WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday, Mariano Rivera offered a ton of advice to Robertson, touched on Derek Jeter’s upcoming retirement tour and the Yankees’ exhibition games in Panama.

02/26/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Jeter Effect: Hotels, Inns In Cooperstown Already Under Siege

In anticipation of the Yankees captain getting inducted hotels in the Cooperstown area were getting calls and emails on Thursday from fans trying to book rooms for more than six years from now.

02/13/2014

(credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Average Ticket Price For Jeter’s Last Game Up To $645, 171% Higher Than Mariano Rivera’s Finale

The demand for Rivera’s last game at Yankee Stadium experienced a notable increase, but nowhere near the extent that Jeter’s announcement has had.

02/13/2014

Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Yankees, Marlins To Play First Games In Panama In 67 Years

Under the long-discussed deal announced Thursday, careers saves leader Mariano Rivera will promote the event, and a gala dinner will be held March 14 to benefit the Mariano Rivera Foundation.

02/13/2014

Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate the Yankees winning the 2009 World Series. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter’s Decision To Retire Signals End Of An Era

They owned October year after year. Derek Jeter and his baseball brothers — the gang that grew up champions. One by one, they walked away from the game until Jeter was the last man standing in pinstripes.

02/13/2014

David Robertson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Robertson Takes Replacing Legendary Rivera As Yankees Closer In Stride

“It’s the same deal,” Robertson said Tuesday after a pre-spring training workout at the Yankees’ minor league complex. “Throwing the eighth or ninth inning, you’ve still got to get three outs.”

02/04/2014

Hall of Famer Rich "Goose" Gossage (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images); Mariano Rivera (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Goose Is Loose, And Needs A Muzzle On Mariano’s Hall Of Fame Creds

As the tornadic talk continues over the Hall of Fame vote, Goose Gossage is making the rounds about his past, present, and potential colleagues in Cooperstown. And, as always, he’s trotting out the regurgitated mantras regarding relief pitching.

01/09/2014

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