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.
When the phone rang this time for Mariano Rivera, it wasn’t a call to the bullpen.
He is The Sandman. Mo. The Great Mariano. He has just recorded his 602nd Save (SV) and he now heads this all time list, and most probably will be there as long as the game is played.
Some may say we have a Mariano Rivera obsession. You’re damn right we do. It’s one of those oxymoronic, healthy diseases, backed by 602 saves, making Mariano now and forever the king of closers. Yes. Forever.
Mariano Rivera set the major league record with his 602nd career save, pitching a perfect ninth inning Monday to preserve the New York Yankees’ 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Derek Jeter would love to see teammate Mariano Rivera make history in front of the Yankee Stadium fans. And some fans would like to see Jorge Posada behind the plate when it happens.
Mariano Rivera tied the major league saves record, earning the 601st of his career and matching Trevor Hoffman while preserving the New York Yankees’ 7-6 win.
Perhaps as early as Saturday, Mariano Rivera will become baseball’s career saves leader, unseating Trevor Hoffman. But fans hope that this weekend in Toronto is full of blowouts — so Mo can make history in pinstripes.
Unheralded Luis Rodriguez put Mariano Rivera’s pursuit of the all-time saves record on hold. And he kept the Yankees from expanding their lead on Boston in the AL East.
No loud screams or wild gestures. No outlandish dogpiles. Just a respectful celebration for save No. 600 that was pure Mariano Rivera.
Mariano Rivera saved the 600th game of his career, moving within one of Trevor Hoffman’s major league record, by closing out the New York Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
Did you know Mariano Rivera is about to become the all-time saves leader, passing Trevor Hoffman, who has 601. No doubt Rivera was crowned long before he becomes the official king of closers, but there’s more meat to this feat than you may think.
For 17 seasons Mariano Rivera has put together a body of work that is unrivaled yet has been done in such a distinguished manner you almost forget he’s a New York sports icon.
A surer sign of spring you will not find than Mariano Rivera making his first appearance of the exhibition season.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera struck out all three batters he faced during his first spring training appearance, New York’s 9-2 loss to a Minnesota Twins spilt-squad on Sunday.