The Story of Mariano Rivera

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  • Overcoming Injury
  • World Series Performance
  • Road to Retirement
  • 42 Is Put to Rest
  • Life After Baseball
  • Mariano Rivera, a Baseball Legend
  • From Fisherman to Baseball Star
  • From Local to Major League
  • From Panama to New York
  • Show and Improve
  • Major League Debut
  • Relentless Spirit
  • What a Relief
  • An All-Star Is Born
  • Topping the Charts

42 Is Put to Rest

Rivera became the first active player to have his number retired in a ceremony honoring him on Sept. 22 at Yankee Stadium on “Mariano Rivera Day.” In addition to retiring his number, Metallica performed Rivera’s entry song “Enter Sandman,” and the Yankees also put together a five-minute video tribute featuring Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte.

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