Next week Yankees closer Mariano Rivera's career will officially come to an end.
After this season the greatest reliever in the history of baseball is retiring and the Yankees sent him off in style.
The organization held a pregame ceremony for Rivera that lasted almost an hour. His #42 was retired in honor of Jackie Robinson,and now it was re-retired for Rivera.
Some of Rivera's teammates and close friends were brought out into the field including Yankee greats like Paul O'Neill, Tino Martinez, Bernie Williams, former Yankees coach Joe Torre and of course his best friend Derek Jeter.
Metallica was even there and played Rivera's long time warm up song, "Enter Sandman."
After everything was presented, Rivera delivered his thank you speech and made sure to mention Jackie Robinson and the late George Steinbrenner.
Check out some highlights from the YES Network:
After the ceremony, the Yanks took to the field to play the San Francisco Giants. Even though they ended up losing the game, most of the attention was put onto Mo and Andy Pettitte who pitched his final home game ever at Yankee Stadium. Pettitte walked off the mound to a standing ovation from fans.
I was literally in tears watching all this lol. It's the end of an era and pretty soon we'll have to watch another one of these ceremonies but honoring Derek Jeter...
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