Mariano Rivera

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Starter Hiroki Kuroda Unsure If He’ll Be Back With Yankees In 2014

“Right now I’m not thinking about it, and to be honest, I can’t think about it right now,” the 38-year-old said on Monday, according to the New York Post. “At this stage, I’m not really thinking about it.”

10/01/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images), Joe Girardi (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images), Curtis Granderson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Question Marks Everywhere As Yankees Look Toward 2014

Following the Yankees’ worst year since 1992, there are a whole lot of questions and not many answers. Manager Joe Girardi hasn’t even committed to returning.

10/01/2013

Mariano Rivera #42 (L) of the New York Yankees shakes the hand of former Yankees manager Joe Torre. (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Mo Rivera Apologizes To Astros Fans For Skipping Final Series

“I want to keep that memory of mine,” Rivera told the crowd of 40,542, second largest of the season at Minute Maid Park behind Opening Day. “For that, I apologize. You guys deserved more, but I’m being a little selfish.”

09/30/2013

Starting pitcher Andy Pettitte  of the New York Yankees (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Pettitte Bows Out In Style, Earns Complete Game Win In Final Start

Andy Pettitte’s final start was a storybook finish — a complete game win over the Astros on Saturday.

09/29/2013

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees hugs Manager Joe Girardi and Tony Pena. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mariano Rivera Says Yankee Stadium Farewell Was His Final Game

Mariano Rivera told reporters in Houston that his Yankee Stadium farewell was the final appearance of his glorious career.

09/28/2013

Mariano Rivera (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Girardi Will Let Mariano Rivera Play Center Field If Legendary Closer Desires

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says legendary closer Mariano Rivera can play center field in Houston if he wants to.

09/28/2013

Mariano Rivera walks off the Yankee Stadium diamond to a large applause from fans on Sept. 26, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Keidel: My Meeting With Mariano, The Man Who Says It All With Silence

I had just come from the clubhouse, along with a throng of reporters, swarming and barking at him like hyenas. Everyone wants to be like him. Everyone wants to be him. Everyone wants a piece of his peace.

09/28/2013

Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano connects on a double in the sixth inning against the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Sept. 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Let The Changes Begin: Robertson Closes Out Yankees’ Win In Houston

David Robertson got the save as Mariano Rivera looked on, and the New York Yankees got a glimpse of their future in a 3-2 win over Houston on Friday night that sent the Astros to their team-record 13th consecutive loss.

09/27/2013

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after leaving the game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

From A Humble Start, Mariano Rivera Closes As A Baseball Legend

His 652 regular-season saves are a record, as are his 42 in the postseason. But Rivera isn’t defined by numbers.

09/27/2013

Mariano Rivera is hugged by Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter as he leaves his last game at Yankee Stadium on September 26, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hardly A Dry Eye As Mariano Rivera Bids Goodbye To Bronx

Rivera put his head on Andy Pettitte’s right shoulder and sobbed. The end had arrived, at least for his career in the Yankees’ home pinstripes.

09/27/2013

Mariano Rivera tips his cap after becoming baseball's all-time leader in saves on September 19, 2011. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Soaking It In: Mariano Rivera Recalls 10 Defining Mo-ments — Part 5

This week we have looked back at memorable games and achievements during Rivera’s career. Today we look at two moments where the fans had the chance to express their feelings and how deeply it affected him.

09/27/2013

Robinson Cano (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Don’t-Cha Know? Yankees May Be Heading Into Dark Period

Robinson Cano, for one thing, might be gone next year. In truth, they overachieved in a 2013 filled with injury and PED scandal. Most teams wouldn’t have hit .500 if they lost a key player seemingly every week.

09/27/2013

Mariano Rivera walks off the Yankee Stadium diamond to a large applause from fans on Sept. 26, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Yankees Fall 4-0 To Rays In Rivera’s Final Home Game

During four minutes of thunderous chanting from the sellout crowd 48,675 began, an overcome Rivera sobbed as he buried his head on the shoulder of Pettitte, who also is retiring when the season ends Sunday, and then hugged Jeter.

09/27/2013

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Closing It Out With A Rivera Tear-Jerker

Regardless of what team you root for, there is no denying that a very special moment occurred Thursday night in the Bronx, when Mariano Rivera made his final appearance wearing the famous Yankee pinstripes.

WFAN–09/27/2013

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