Watch one of the most moving moments in sports history

One of the best baseball players ever has retired today: 42-year-old Mariano Rivera threw his last pitch and abandoned the Yankee Stadium—his home for 18 years—for the last time, crying his eyes out of unabashed emotion.

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 moments.