The New York Yankees Honor Mariano Rivera
Monday, September 23 2013 @ 01:00 AM UTC
Contributed by: Anonymous
On Sunday September 22nd, a pregame ceremony was made for the Panamanian baseball player, Mariano Rivera, in the Yankee Stadium.
Several baseball stars such as Jorge Posada, Joe Torre and John Wetteland, among others, attended to this ceremony.
His wife and children also entered the stadium accompanied by his friend and teammate, Derek Jeter.
The rock group Metallica played their song "Enter Sandman" Live as an introduction for Rivera entering the field.
He also received a customized guitar and cabinet signed by the members of Metallica, and a rocking chair made out of baseball bats, among other gifts.
The River Avenue was closed due to the celebrations for Rivera's retirement.
Afterwards, the Star closer for the New York Yankees, entered the game in the eighth inning, the San Francisco Giants were winning with a 2-1 score.
The offensive of the Yankees was unable to contribute to the work made by "Mo" during his last game at the Yankee Stadium.
Rivera was unable able to make the 653th save of his career in front of a lot of fans who were waiting to see his team win.