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Monday, September 16, 2019

Mariano Rivera gets nation’s highest civilian honor |  NJ.com

WASHINGTON — As he had done so many times as the closer for the New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera entered to the music of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.”

This time, though, he was in a suit, not a baseball uniform, and he was accompanied by the president of the United States, Donald Trump, who said Rivera “put the batter to sleep.”

And instead of notching another save, Rivera walked away with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which Trump put around his neck during a ceremony at the White House.

This is big news pertaining to a big baseball name. Let’s not turn the comment section into a garbage fire.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 16, 2019 at 08:23 PM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: mariano rivera, yuge award

Sunday, August 18, 2019

‘Summer of Rivera’ closes with Yankee Stadium celebration

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking his familiar position on the Yankee Stadium rubber, Mariano Rivera wound up and delivered his famed cut fastball to his son, Mariano Jr.

It was high and outside, but no one seemed to mind.

The pitch came Saturday during a pregame celebration for baseball’s greatest closer and capped off the “Summer of Rivera.” It’s stretch that saw him hit an inside-the-park homer and get a save during his debut in the New York Yankees’ annual Old-Timers’ Day game and be inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first unanimous selection.

“I’m glad I did OK,” Rivera told the crowd.

And I thought the increasing number of retirement tours we’ve been getting lately have been obnoxious enough…..

 

QLE Posted: August 18, 2019 at 04:30 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: mariano rivera, yankee stadium

Monday, July 22, 2019

Six players inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Six players were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, marking the 78th such class of inductees in MLB history. Following their election to the Hall in December and January, Mike Mussina, Harold Baines, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith, and Mariano Rivera accepted the honor among an impressive gathering of their peers, while Brandy Halladay accepted the award on behalf of her late husband, Roy.

Mussina, 50, received 76.7% of the votes needed for induction in his sixth year on the ballot. Over an 18-year career split between the Orioles and Yankees, the right-hander was decorated with five All-Star designations and seven Gold Gloves, and led the league with 19 pitching wins in 1995. He capped his lengthy list of accomplishments in 2008, finishing with a career 270-153 record and a 3.68 ERA, 2,813 strikeouts, and 82.8 WAR.

During his induction speech, Mussina reminisced about his childhood memories of whiffle ball and Little League before launching into a few anecdotes from his career in Baltimore and New York.

An open thread, for discussion of any interesting elements of the Hall of Fame weekend.

 


 

 

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