Latest Mariano Rivera News

LEADING OFF: Cooperstown calling, moonshots and revved Yanks

Jul. 20, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: HALL OF A DAY Will closer Mariano Rivera rattle? Will clutch hitter Edgar Martinez choke up? We'll see whether the baseball greats get overwhelmed by emotion when they're enshrined at the Hall of Fame. The induction ceremonies in Cooperstown include another...

Writer Jayson Stark, late broadcaster Helfer honored by Hall

Jul. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Jayson Stark accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing on Saturday afternoon at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field, and he was moved by the moment. "I am literally living the dream. It feels like it is happening to somebody else," said Stark,...

Enter Rivera: Yankee closer awaits his place in Hall of Fame

Jul. 18, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — 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 or took the last shot at the basket. Give me the ball," Rivera said. "I...

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

Jul. 12, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner's circle before the...

Saratoga Race Course opens Thursday with the Schuylerville

Jul. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The 40-day thoroughbred meet at Saratoga Race Course begins Thursday, headlined by the $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies. Opening weekend features six stakes, including the first Grade 1 of the season on Saturday, the 81st running of the $500,000 Diana for turf...

Star struck: Indians' Alomar still awed by '97 All-Star shot

Jul. 6, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sandy Alomar Jr. smiles and slowly shakes his head while listening to the rundown of names on the American League's 1997 All-Star roster. A roll call of baseball royalty. There's Cal Ripken and Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Thomas, Jim Thome, Mariano Rivera, Mark...

London Calling: Yanks, Red Sox promote MLB's Euro arrival

Jun. 27, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An array of retired All-Stars and Hall of Famers conducted a youth clinic. Workers put final touches on new clubhouses, batting cages and bullpens. No ducks on the pond quite yet — not so soon after flying across it. Having landed in London, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox...

Yankees unveil plaque commemorating Stonewall Inn uprising

Jun. 25, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Monument Park has a new addition that celebrates diversity. A plaque behind the center field fence at Yankee Stadium was dedicated Tuesday night to commemorate the Stonewall Inn uprising 50 years ago, which sparked a pivotal rebellion in the LGBTQ rights movement. The marker was unveiled...

Altuve, Alvarez HR as Astros halt Yanks to end 7-game slide

Jun. 23, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three pitches in, Jose Altuve gave the Astros a much-needed lead. By the time rookie Yordan Alvarez connected innings later, relief was settling in for a club coming off a most miserable week. Altuve hit a leadoff homer, Alvarez went deep yet again and Houston beat the streaking New York...

More Mo: Rivera revels on Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium

Jun. 23, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera posted the most saves in baseball history, is considered the greatest closer ever and next month will be inducted as the first unanimous Hall of Famer. On Sunday, back on the field at Yankee Stadium, he added a few more highlights. Rivera did it all in his debut at the...