Mariano Rivera has been a staple of consistency in the Major Leagues for 17 seasons.
The all-time leader in postseason saves and postseason ERA now holds the record for most saves all-time, breaking Trevor Hoffman’s five-year old record.
Rivera struck out Twins’ rookie Chris Parmelee looking with his patented cut fastball to preserve a Yankees 6-4 victory at Yankee Stadium for save number 602.
Even though Rivera’s saves number is fluffed by historically good New York Yankee squads throughout the late 90’s and the 2000’s, he is arguably the best closer in the history of the game. His 89% save percentage is nothing short of excellence.
Regardless of fan allegiance, many would agree that Rivera is the best option to have on the mound in the 9th inning of a close Game 7.