Called the greatest closer in baseball history, Rivera pitched his final game at Yankee Stadium in September. The 13-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion started to cry when Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, who won four World Series titles with Rivera from 1996 to 2000, went to the mound to remove Rivera from his last game. The crowd then erupted in a thunderous ovation celebrating Rivera's 19 years in Major League Baseball.
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