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Top 5 MOments of Mariano Rivera's Hall of Fame Career

IT'S OFFICIAL - Former New York Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer. Rivera is the FIRST inductee to receive 100% of the vote!

Let's take a look back at our five favorite moments from Mo's remarkable career:

#5 - Mariano Rivera Day

 

Mariano's number is retired by the New York Yankees at the end of his final season. Rivera retired with a career record of 82-60 and a dazzling 2.21 lifetime ERA.

#4 - Throwing 3 scoreless innings in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS

In one of his longest career relief appearances, Rivera threw 3 scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. The Yankees prevailed with the victory after Aaron Boone's legendary walk off home run, and Rivera was awarded with the 'W'.

#3 - Winning the 1999 World Series MVP after a dominant series

Rivera pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings in the 1999 World Series, leading the Yankees to their 25th World Series title. He was named the World Series MVP.

#2 - Mariano Rivera exits his final game at Yankee Stadium

Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte took the ball from Mariano after his final pitching appearance at Yankee Stadium on September 26th, 2013. He was overcome with emotions as the Yankees fans in attendance serenaded him with cheers.

#1 - Becoming the all-time saves leader on September 19th, 2011

Mariano Rivera became the all-time saves leader on September 19th, 2011. He recorded his 602nd career save, passing Trevor Hoffman on the all-time list. He has yet to be dethroned.

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