Saturday, March 09, 2013

The Last Summer of 42

On the last Sunday of 2019, a new plaque will be revealed at the National Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame. Deciding how to summarize the career of Mariano Rivera will be difficult.

What words best describe the career of the greatest relief pitcher in history, of the greatest pitcher in the history of baseball's most successful franchise? How do we define Rivera's magnificence without bringing Metallica into it?

My suggestion will not be adopted, but it seems to me that one sentence is all that's required.

"The one Yankee nobody ever hated."


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