“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.”
A shooting near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx left three people wounded – one of them seriously.
His 652 regular-season saves are a record, as are his 42 in the postseason. But Rivera isn’t defined by numbers.
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.
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.
There’s no question that the Yankees would love to bring the five-time All-Star back, but it all comes down to how much money he will command. It could get out of hand, even for the Yankees.
On Wednesday, we looked at two of the most emotional nights at the old Yankee Stadium. Today we take a look at memories made in the first year of New York’s current baseball stadiums.
Thousands of Yankees fans were angered Tuesday night when a late shipment of Mariano Rivera bobbleheads led to confusion and long, long lines to redeem vouchers for the tardy giveaway.
“Being able to throw the last pitch in that stadium … it was good, it was good,” Rivera tells WFAN’s Sweeny Murti.
The Yankees wasted several opportunities against the wild Matt Moore in a 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night that pushed them to the brink of missing out on the postseason for the second time in 19 years.
Some Yankees fans were looking forward to receiving bobbleheads depicting retiring pitcher Mariano Rivera Tuesday, only to find that the shipment did not come in.
Looking ahead with the realization that Rivera and Pettitte will be gone, that other key players are well past their primes and that the team will be mired in medical and/or legal issues, it brings a certain amount of trepidation for Bombers fans.
Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera deserved a storybook ending Sunday, but things do happen in this game. Still, it was quite a day at the Stadium.
New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
Barring a run to the postseason, Andy Pettitte takes the mound for the final time at home Sunday when the Yankees look to complete a three-game sweep of the Giants. Mo Rivera will be honored before the game.