2013: Mariano Rivera Notches Perfect Inning In Final All-Star Game
For his final All-Star game, Mariano Rivera fittingly trotted to the Citi Field mound while the familiar song “Enter Sandman” played in the background but what would happen next would be so foreign for any major league ballplayer.
As baseball’s all-time saves leader got set to deliver his warm-up tosses, his head rose to an empty field with a jam-packed crowd giving him an ovation.
Then – like the cold-blooded creature he is – Rivera retired the side in order en route to becoming the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 1999 to be named the All-Star Game MVP.
Rivera’s All-Star career ended with nine innings under his belt featuring an ERA of 0.00.