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City of New York renames River Avenue to Rivera Avenue

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After fans unofficially renamed 161st Street and River Avenue after Mariano Rivera following his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, the city of New York and the New York Yankees decided to make things more--official. This morning, New York City officially renamed 161st Street and River Avenue to Mariano Rivera Avenue, and Rivera was at the unveiling. "This business ...

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AL and NL Reliever awards to be named after Rivera and Hoffman

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This is pretty cool and exciting news for any future MLB relief award winner: You can win an award named after Mo. MLB commissioner Bud Selig has announced that Major League Baseball will honor the two best relievers in the game with the "Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award" and the "Trevor Hoffman ...

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Let the “Farewell Jeter” tour begin!

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George M. Steinbrenner Field has been around since 1996--as a matter of fact, Derek Jeter was there for George M. Steinbrenner's Field first year as the Spring Training complex. So of course it's fitting (and a little sad) Derek Jeter starts by saying goodbye here in his final season as a New York Yankee. The Yankees ...

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Yankees in Panama honor Mariano Rivera

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While some of the Yankees stood behind at Tampa, half the team went to Panama City to honor their former closer Mariano Rivera. The two game series against the Miami Marlins begins tonight, but Mariano Rivera wanted to give the Yankees the ultimate experience, including a trip to the Panama Canal, a team dinner and ...

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With Girardi away, Thomson will play (manager)

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With Joe Girardi out of town for the next couple of days, Rob Thomson will get a chance to manage the Yankees--well, what's left of the Yankees. The Yankees called up some minor league help from across the street to fill in for the "big name" players that flew to Panama to honor Mariano Rivera ...

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Yankees reveal Panama roster

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We've waited for this moment ever since the Yankees announced they were going to Panama to honor Mariano Rivera in a two game series. So, here is your roster that will have the honor of playing in front of Mariano Rivera this weekend! Pitchers 74 Bruce Billings 64 Cesar Cabral 62 Robert Coello 38 Preston Claiborne 40 Matt Daley 57 Chris Leroux 61 ...

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Yankees prepare to head to Panama

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The Yankees have a whiteboard in their clubhouse where Joe Girardi places important announcements and news bulletins so the players passing by can know what's next on the agenda. One of the announcements on the whiteboard has to do with the Yankees up-coming three-day trip to Panama: Players that are going to Panama are leaving Florida ...

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Rivera ‘stunned’ by Jeter’s decision to retire

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Mariano Rivera held a press conference to promote the two game series in Panama. However, as the press conference went on, the questions shifted from the two game series to Derek Jeter's retirement. Rivera admitted he never figured 2014 would be Derek Jeter's final season in pinstripes. “I didn’t see this coming at all. I didn’t ...

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