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MLB: Mariano Rivera Named 2013 All-Star Game MVP
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MLB: Mariano Rivera Named 2013 All-Star Game MVP

Jul 17 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Legendary closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees was declared MVP of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. The American League All-Stars beat their National League counterparts, 3-0 to earn home field advantage in the 2013 World Series.

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees achieved another milestone in his illustrious MLB career - 2013 All-Star Game MVP.  The game marked Rivera's last as an All-Star. The crowd of 45,186 at Citi...

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MLB: Mariano Rivera Named 2013 All-Star Game MVP

Jul 17 2013, 1:15am CDT | by

Legendary closer Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees was declared MVP of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. The American League All-Stars beat their National League counterparts, 3-0 to earn home field advantage in the 2013 World Series.

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees achieved another milestone in his illustrious MLB career - 2013 All-Star Game MVP. 

The game marked Rivera's last as an All-Star. The crowd of 45,186 at Citi Field, home of the Yankees' cross-town rival New York Mets, was on its feet to give him a standing ovation once he took the field for the eighth inning to the tune of Metallica's Enter Sandman. Both the National League and American League All-Stars gave him a rousing ovation as well. 

Once he got on the mound, Rivera tipped the cap while other relievers came out to the warning track to honor the great Yankee closerHe appreciated the adulation he received from everyone. 

"Nothing is better than this. I appreciate all of it. From the fans. From the peers."

American League manager Jim Leyland of the Detroit Tigers decided not to risk waiting for a save opportunity that might never come for the Yankee closer. 

"If anybody ever messed up Mariano Rivera, I can lay claim to that. I just couldn't take any chance. You know, I'm probably not the most popular manager in baseball. I wanted to make sure I get out of here alive."

Rivera didn't get the save, but managed to eke out a familiar 1-2-3 inning - Jean Segura groundout to second, Allen Craig flied to left field and a Carlos Gomez groundout to short. The save went to Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan who gave the game ball to Rivera once the game's final out was recorded.

Final score: American League 3, National League 0.

Rivera joined forces with nine other American League pitchers to help limit their counterparts to just three hits. The three-run victory snapped a three-game slide against the National League in the All-Star Game.  

USA Today Sports' Paul White notes Rivera left an All-Star Game legacy with a 0.00 ERA. The only run he ever allowed in an All-Star Game was an unearned one 13 years ago. 

Rivera, MLB's all-time leader in saves with 608 and owner of a career-playoff ERA of 0.70, formally announced his plans to retire after the 2013 season on March 9. 

 
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Yankees retire ex-manager Torre’s No.6 jersey

Aug 23 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honour New York’s four-time World Series winning manager. If Torre’s time with the Yankees always felt like a family affair why should the day his No. 6 was retired be any different? “It’s a long, long journey from the field to Monument Park,” Torre said. “However, I was blessed to make that journey on the shoulders ...
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Yankees retire ex-manager Torre’s No.6 jersey

Aug 23 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honour New York’s four-time World Series winning manager. If Torre’s time with the Yankees always felt like a family affair why should the day his No. 6 was retired be any different? “It’s a long, long journey from the field to Monument Park,” Torre said. “However, I was blessed to make that journey on the shoulders ...
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Yankees retire ex-manager Torre’s No.6 jersey

Aug 23 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honour New York’s four-time World Series winning manager. If Torre’s time with the Yankees always felt like a family affair why should the day his No. 6 was retired be any different? “It’s a long, long journey from the field to Monument Park,” Torre said. “However, I was blessed to make that journey on the shoulders of some very spec ...
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1 week ago

Yankees retire ex-manager Torre’s No.6 jersey

Aug 23 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honour New York’s four-time World Series winning manager. If Torre’s time with the Yankees always felt like a family affair why should the day his No. 6 was retired be any different? “It’s a long, long journey from the field to Monument Park,” Torre said. “However, I was blessed to make that journey on the shoulders of some very special players.” The recently inducted Hall of Fam ...
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1 week ago

Yankees retire ex-manager Torre’s No.6 jersey

Aug 23 2014 12:38pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honour New York’s four-time World Series winning manager. If Torre’s time with the Yankees always felt like a family affair why should the day his No. 6 was retired be any different? “It’s a long, long journey from the field to Monument Park,” Torre said. “However, I was blessed to make that ...
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A Visit to the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention, Part 5

Aug 20 2014 10:26am CDT | Source: Grantland

PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5 | PART 6 THINGS WE ALMOST BOUGHT FOR THE GRANTLAND STUDIO BS: In 2013, I didn’t pull the trigger on this Fridge–hot dogs poster right away … and someone else grabbed it. That’s been haunting me for the past 12 months. So I went into 2014 saying to myself, “If you see something for the Grantland studio, DO NOT HESITATE!” BS: Too pricey (four figures) to expense to ESPN without getting reprimanded or su ...
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The Best Selling Sports Books

Aug 12 2014 9:26pm CDT | Source: New York Times: Sports

Mariano Rivera’s memoir topped the list of the 10 best selling sports books in July 2014, according to The New York Times ...
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3 weeks ago

Derek Jeter Passes Honus Wagner for 6th on All-Time Hits List

Aug 9 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

New York Yankees star Derek Jeter earned yet another accolade Saturday as he moved into sixth place on MLB's all-time hits list with 3,431. According to the Yanks' official Twitter account, the captain broke a tie with legendary Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop and Hall of Famer Honus Wagner: As seen in this video courtesy of MLB.com, the landmark hit came on an infield single off Cleveland ...
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4 weeks ago

Yankees Notes: Robertson, Ackley, Prado

Aug 3 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: MLB Trade Rumors

The Yankees bullpen has emerged from Mariano Rivera‘s shadow to carve out their own place, writes Tyler Kepner of the New York Times. “Those two guys, they are amazing,” catcher Francisco Cervelli said of Dellin Betances and David Robertson. “If they’re facing, in the seventh or eighth, a guy throwing 100, and then Robertson comes in at 91 with cutters and curveballs, it’s difficult timing.”  More on the Bombers.. Before acquiring Martin Prad ...
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4 weeks ago

The Rangers Brought Out George W. Bush During Jeter Farewell Ceremony

Jul 30 2014 8:15pm CDT | Source: Deadspin

Since everyone knows this is Derek Jeter's last season, teams are putting on special ceremonies (like they did with Mariano Rivera) for Jeets, where they give him gifts and make donations to his charity. Tonight is the last time Derek Jeter will be playing a regular season game in Texas (hey, you never know), so they brought out the big guns: cowboy boots and George W. Bush. Read more... ...
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