One broken bat is cool, but five broken bats is basically an event.
Mariano Rivera receives the key the city from then-New York mayor Rudy Giuliani after the 1996 World Series.
Source: Sports Illustrated
Mariano Rivera is “the greatest weapon in modern baseball, the greatest I’ve ever seen or played against,” says Alex Rodriguez.
Every time I go to Mariano Rivera’s baseball-reference.com page, I end up spending more time than intended, marveling at the numbers.
Seriously, 8-1, with an 0.71 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 42 saves in 94 postseason games? Two postseason HRs allowed in 139.2 innings? (Equivalent of one HR allowed every 7.7 complete games!)
The top three listed “Similar Pitchers” are Trevor Hoffman, Lee Smith and Billy Wagner. Sorry, but there are no similar pitchers for Mo.