NEW YORK - Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the No. 1 - as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn't put a check mark next to his name?Jeter came ...
Jan 22, 2020
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments ...
Jul 22, 2019
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - It never changed for Mariano Rivera - from his childhood in the fishing village of Puerto Caimito in Panama to the pitcher's mound at Yankee Stadium."I always wanted to be the last guy to kick the ball ...
Jul 19, 2019
NEW YORK - This honor was saved for the one and only Mariano Rivera.Not Babe Ruth. Not Hank Aaron. Not Cy Young.Not until "The Sandman" could everyone agree.Rivera became baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday ...
Jan 23, 2019
NEW YORK - Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who went on to manage the New York Yankees and then as an executive built a power that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79.Michael had ...
Sep 8, 2017
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball's greatest players walking toward them.Yes, it ...
Aug 26, 2015
HOUSTON - Mariano Rivera thanked the fans in Houston - just as he's done in every other city that honored the retiring New York Yankees closer this year.Then he threw in something a little different Sunday (Monday, Manila time): an apology. ...
Sep 30, 2013
HOUSTON - When Andy Pettitte envisioned how his final start would play out, he imagined a lot of scenarios.Pitching a complete game was definitely not one of them.But the 41-year-old left-hander did just that, throwing a five-hitter ...
Sep 29, 2013
NEW YORK - Humble as ever, Mariano Rivera began his special day by paying tribute to a Hall of Famer.The New York Yankees retired Rivera's No. 42 Sunday (Monday, Manila time), and the great reliever honored Jackie Robinson during a ...
Sep 23, 2013
NEW YORK - Andy Pettitte had no interest in a farewell tour or some big pronouncement regarding his (second) retirement. Anything more than a conference call the day after the season would only feel embarrassing."Because I've done this before," said ...
Sep 21, 2013
BOSTON - Mariano Rivera has jogged from the right-field bullpen to the Fenway Park mound a number of times in his 18-year career. He's probably never been greeted like he was by the rival Red Sox fans on Saturday. ...
Jul 21, 2013
NEW YORK - Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.Summoned in the eighth to make sure he would pitch in his final All-Star game, the New York Yankees' indomitable closer tossed a ...
Jul 17, 2013
NEW YORK - The first and last pitch of the All-Star game could well be "New York, New York."Young ace Matt Harvey of the Mets will start for the National League on his home mound. Mariano Rivera, in his final season, ...
Jul 16, 2013
TAMPA, Florida - In a few years, this will be a scene from Old-Timers' Day: Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera walking on the field to loud ovations.For now, though, it is a sight the banged-up Yankees had been waiting ...
Mar 10, 2013
TAMPA, Florida - Mariano Rivera and his family walked into the pavilion behind the third-base stands at Steinbrenner Field followed by his New York Yankees' teammates.It was the start of the long goodbye for baseball's greatest closer.Dressed ...
Mar 10, 2013
TAMPA, Florida - New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said he's reached a decision on whether this will be his final season and plans to announce it before opening day."Yes, I have," Rivera said Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) after the ...
Feb 14, 2013
NEW YORK - As promised, Mariano Rivera is staying with the New York Yankees for another season.After missing most of the season because of a knee injury, Rivera accepted a cut in guaranteed money when he finalized a $10 million, one-year ...
Dec 1, 2012
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