He may play for the New York Yankees, but Mariano Rivera will retire at the end of this season as the game's all-time best closer. Rivera was recognized as such with the All-Star Game MVP award Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Rivera worked a perfect eighth inning in a set up role for Texas Rangers reliever Joe Nathan.
The 43-year-old Rivera has 30 saves and a 1.83 ERA this season. He has a record 683 career saves.Tags: All-Star Game, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Mariano Rivera, MLB, New York Yankees