Agence France-PresseSeptember 22, 2013 23:24
The New York Yankees on Sunday honored ace closer Mariano Rivera, who is retiring at the end of the season, with a pre-game ceremony, a performance from Metallica and the retiring of his number.
The Panamanian pitcher -- Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader -- was joined on the field by team management, current and former teammates and his family.
"I appreciate you guys," Rivera -- who played his entire career with the Yankees -- said to his fellow players.
"I thank you guys, I love you guys. You are special."