Virtual Mariano Rivera's quest for a complete game: A surprisingly gripping account of one man's attempt to get Rivera through nine innings in MLB 13: The Show. [Broken Leagues] » 10/18/13 3:56pm 10/18/13 3:56pm

Mariano Rivera's Goodbye Turns Us All Into Blubbering Children

It was perfect. I mean, it was all wrong: the Yankees were losing, and the Yankees weren't playing for anything, and he came on in the middle of an inning, and left before the job was done, but maybe all of it is what made everything right. Maybe the complete unreality of the night made the whole thing, down to the… » 9/27/13 9:00am 9/27/13 9:00am

Watch Mariano Rivera Leave The Field At Yankee Stadium, Forever

Tonight marked the last time Mariano Rivera would throw a pitch at Yankee Stadium. With the Yankees trailing 4-0 against the Rays, Rivera retired four batters over the eighth and ninth innings. When Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came to the mound to take Rivera out, it turned into one of those timeless baseball… » 9/26/13 10:17pm 9/26/13 10:17pm

MLB Takes Out Full-Page Newspaper Ads To Honor Mariano Rivera

Tonight will be Mariano Rivera's final home game, a meaningless one since the Yankees were officially eliminated from postseason play last night. It'll be just the second time in his 19-year career that Rivera won't pitch into October. So today's the day for tributes. » 9/26/13 11:33am 9/26/13 11:33am

Jayson Stark's stat-intense (of course) sendoff for Mariano Rivera is chockablock with preposterous numbers: 652 saves, postseason .174/.212/.227, lots of zeros. Ogle responsibly. [] » 9/25/13 3:53pm 9/25/13 3:53pm

Gallery: All The Tacky Crap MLB Teams Gave Mariano Rivera This Season

It's looking pretty likely that Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer and one-pitch pitcher in MLB history, will play his last game this Sunday. He holds the saves record at 652, but this only scratches the surface of his statistical dominance. His 2.21 ERA translates to a park- and era-adjusted ERA+ of 205, which is… » 9/23/13 3:56pm 9/23/13 3:56pm

Metallica Performs "Enter Sandman" At Yankee Stadium For Mo Rivera

In a pregame ceremony, Metallica performed "Enter Sandman" to honor Mariano Rivera as he walked onto the field from the bullpen. Rivera's final regular-season game at Yankee Stadium will be Thursday, but the Yankees retired his number today. » 9/22/13 5:27pm 9/22/13 5:27pm

The Red Sox Made Mariano Rivera's Ceremony All About The Red Sox

Throughout his farewell season, Mariano Rivera has been honored by visiting teams with gifts and small ceremonies celebrating his storied career. The Twins gave him a chair made of broken bats. The White Sox gave him framed scorecards from notable appearances. The Red Sox? They made sure to celebrate their 2004… » 9/16/13 11:37am 9/16/13 11:37am

How To Pitch A Perfect Ninth In A One-Run Game And Not Get A Save

In the same game that brought you this bibelot, Mariano Rivera entered the ninth inning with the Yankees up one run. He retired the Orioles 1-2-3. He did not get the save—but he did get a win. Huh? » 9/13/13 3:52pm 9/13/13 3:52pm

How Jim Leyland Gave Mariano Rivera The Perfect Moment

For all its aggressive pointlessness, the All-Star Game can do ceremony like none other. Last night was maybe the best example of that since 1999, when baseball's All-Century Team took the field at Fenway: Mariano Rivera, with just a few more months left in his singular career, had the field all to himself. » 7/17/13 9:04am 7/17/13 9:04am

Prince Fielder Hitting A Triple While McCarver Recites “Enter Sandman”

Some strange things happened at tonight's All-Star Game in New York. A Kansas City player got a hit, for one. (The last Royal to do that was Bo Jackson.) Yankees closer Mariano Rivera entered the game in a save situation, but didn't earn the save. The weirdest parts, though? That Prince Fielder hit a triple, and Tim… » 7/16/13 11:35pm 7/16/13 11:35pm

Mariano Rivera Sets Another Record And Why In Hell Is He Retiring

Another day, another record for Mariano Rivera. He's the MLB career leader in saves, so naturally every one breaks that record, ho-hum. Friday*, though, he also passed Trevor Hoffman's mark for career 30-save seasons, with his 15th, and he's still going to retire at the end of this season. Which sucks. » 7/13/13 6:35pm 7/13/13 6:35pm

The Twins Gave Mariano Rivera A Chair Made Of Broken Bats

I'd say it's like a more splintery Iron Throne, if Game of Thrones references on sports blogs weren't now punishable by death. [NYDN] » 7/03/13 12:53pm 7/03/13 12:53pm

The Orioles Used A Special Bat Named "Stumpy" Against Mariano Rivera

Buster Olney has a fun little Mariano Rivera story from former outfielder and current V.P. of baseball operations for Baltimore, Brady Anderson. » 4/14/13 5:28pm 4/14/13 5:28pm

To Conclude: No, Mike Francesa Would Not Move Mariano Rivera To First…

A prank caller, "Joe," phoned into the FAN on Friday to talk Yankees baseball with radio host Mike Francesa. His question: What if the Yankees moved closer Mariano Rivera to first base? » 4/14/13 11:32am 4/14/13 11:32am