Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mariano Rivera's New York Yankees Career Is Over

Mariano Rivera has been a pitcher for the New York Yankees for 19 years now, 17 of them as the Yankees closer, and his Yankees career is now over. Rivera finishes his career as the greatest closer to ever pitch in the game of baseball and spent his entire career doing so with the New York Yankees. This season did not end the way that the Yankees or Mariano wanted it to, with a World Series championship, but Mo went out on top with a healthy and productive season and I think that is all Mo wanted.

Thank you for everything you have done both on and off the field Mo and we wish you nothing but the best in all your future endeavors as long as it includes teaching those three sons of yours that cutter.

Here is Mariano's career stat line as his career comes to an end:

19 seasons played, all for the New York Yankees, and 1115 games played.

  • 82-60 record with a major league record 2.21 ERA
  • 8-1 record with a 0.70 ERA in the post season
  • Most saves of all time with 652
  • Most post season saves of all time with 42
  • Most games finished in major league history with 652
  • 78 games finished in the post season in 96 appearances
  • Best ERA+ of all time with a 205 mark 
  • 1.000 WHIP for his career (3rd lowest in major league history)
  • 0.759 WHIP in the post season
  • 12 men to walk on the moon, 11 earned runs against Rivera in the post season
  • 56.6 career WAR
  • SIX errors and has not made one since 2004 while never having more than two in a season
  • 13 time All Star
  • Five AL Rolaids Relief Awards, A World Series, All Star, and ALCS MVP award each, and a Babe Ruth award
  • Nine times garnering an MVP vote and six times garnering a Cy Young Vote
  • 5 World Series Rings in 7 chances
  • Greatest of all time

Finished making $169,441,825 in his career, not bad for a fisherman's son from Panama.

Mariano went out like he wanted to on top and on the top of his game and that is really all you can ask for as a player. Thank you once again Mo for everything that you do and everything that you are, us Yankees fans do appreciate it and appreciate you.

For Mo's next trick he will install peace in the middle east.

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