Mariano Rivera’s Final Yankee Stadium Appearance Ends With Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte Taking Him Out Of The Game

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Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in the history of Major League Baseball, and now, the pitcher with the lowest ERA as well, left the mound one last time Thursday, and he was not alone.

Long time teammates and two of the “Core Four”, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came out to make the pitching change with one out left in the 9th and helped the Yankee Stadium crowd say goodbye to a legend.

Joe Girardi said he had to ask if a player could take a pitcher out of the game.  When given the nod, he asked for two.

What followed is a moment that will never be forgotten, one that will live forever in baseball history.

Rivera, in tears, finally left his mound in the Bronx for the last time, to a thunderous applause and chants of “Thank You, Mo.”

We will never see another like him again.  Exit Sandman.

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