Mo makes history!
Yankees ‘invincible’ reliever, Mariano Rivera, made his 1000th career appearance against the Toronto Blue Jays, last night! He became the first pitcher (in MLB history) to reach 1,000 appearances with one team. He is the 15th pitcher to reach 1,000 appearances. He already has the most post-season saves in MLB history, and the most World Series saves among relievers. The Yankees beat the Blue Jays 7-3 in that contest last night. Read the excerpt, courtesy espn, and check out the video’s!
“It’s a blessing to be able to be on the same team and do that. It’s not too often you see that. But the most important thing is that we won,” Rivera said after retiring the side in the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 7-3 win over Toronto.
After the game, the always-humble Rivera admitted that he was “surprised” by the accomplishment.
“It is because you’ve got to have the right combination. The organization you’re with (has to be) willing to keep you and you’ve got to do the job and take care of yourself. All of that has to be in place,” the 16-year veteran said.
Mo makes 1000th appearance:
Mo pitches the ninth inning for his 1000th appearance: