Mariano Rivera is the All-Time Saves Leader

As if he needed another notch on his Hall of Fame worthy belt, Mariano Rivera set a new record today when he picked up the 602nd save of his career today surpassing Trevor Hoffman for the most all-time.

For future trivia reference, Rivera did it against the Twins in a 6-4 victory at the Stadium. Jorge Posada was in the game, but as the DH so it was Russell Martin who caught the record breaking out.

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2 Responses to Mariano Rivera is the All-Time Saves Leader

  1. I'm actually very upset about this. I had tickets to today's game but could not make it as I desperately needed a root canal which was scheduled for 2:00.

    To make things worse I saw at least a dozen people on my subway ride home, the D-train, that clearly were at the game, but probably left in the 6th or 7th innings. Can't understand why staying for a full 9-innings has become such a chore for Yankees fans.

  2. Deron says:

    Even though the save is an overrated stat, Mariano is still an all-time great pitcher. His numbers aside from saves are remarkable. He also has broken the all-time record while still currently the best at his position. The only guy I know that did that was Jerry Rice when he broke the all-time receiving yards record.
    http://theresastatforthat.blogspot.com/2011/09/60