Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Mariano Rivera has reached a milestone for the Yankees he recorded his 600th career save for the Yankees last night (9/13/11) against the Seattle Mariners. Rivera a staple in the Yankees bullpen since 1995 when he began his career as the Yankees setup man. Rivera started closing out games towards the end of the '96 season When John Wetteland retired after that year. Rivera has compiled 600 saves in 16 years and has a career lifetime era of 2.22 which is unheard of. Rivera is one more save shy of Trevor Hoffmans MLB record of 601 saves with just over 14 games left he is sure to surpass the Padre great before seasons end. Mariano truly has cemented himself as a first ballot hall of famer and Yankees fans couldn't be more proud of Mariano "Sandman" Rivera!