Posted April 9, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Former Closers Mariano Rivera & Trevor Hoffman Get Awards Named After Them

Legendary closers Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera are two of the best relievers in the history of Major League Baseball.

Now they have awards named after them to prove it.

Major League Baseball announced today (April 9), that the American League’s top reliever will receive an award named after Rivera while the National League’s top reliever will receive an award named after Hoffman.

The award replaces MLB’s Delivery Man of the Year Award. Commissioner Bud Selig released the following statement.

“Both Mariano and Trevor represented our sport magnificently on and off the mound and earned the universal respect of our fans in their legendary careers. I believe it is appropriate to redefine an existing award in honor of their contributions to baseball, and I am delighted that many of the most decorated relievers in history will select the winners.”

Both pitchers represent #1 and #2 on the all-time saves list.