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The Greatest Farewells In New York Yankees History

3. Enter Sandman One Last Time

Unquestionably the greatest closer in baseball history, Mariano Rivera took the stadium mound one last time.

After recording the first out of the ninth inning, long-time teammates, and half of the ‘Core Four’, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came out of the dugout to make the call to the bullpen.

A truly emotional farewell, Mo cried on Pettitte’s shoulder for quite some time before moving over to Jeter.

Soon thereafter, he made his way to the dugout as he received a loud ovation from the Bronx faithful. It all ended with repetitive “Mariano” chants and an eventual curtain call which capped off a magnificent night.

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