HOW COOL was the tribute the Yankees gave Mariano Rivera yesterday? The righthanded closer, who is retiring at the end of the season, got a first-class sendoff before the Yankees hosted the Giants in their final home day game of the season.
Rivera spent his entire 19-year-career with the Yanks and the 50-minute ceremony was memorable.
Jackie Robinson's wife Rachel was present to unveil a plaque of her Hall of Fame husband that will be displayed in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park.
The timing was perfect because the Yankees then retired Rivera's No. 42, thus making him the last player to ever wear Robinson's number.