Rivera, the legendary
The award, which recognizes achievements and contributions of historical significance, was last presented in 2011 to
Here's a few quotes that were given Thursday regarding Rivera and other World Series matters.
"He became the face of baseball for this generation."
"It doesn't take anything to be nice, you know. It doesn't take much to say, 'Thank you,' 'Hello,' 'How are you doing?' "
-- Rivera, on embracing the concept of the professional athlete as role model.
"My numbers now look like they took steroids."
-- Pedro Martinez, the three-time
"I don't know what that word is.
"It looks like a giant booger."
-- Lester, on a picture that showed green spots on his glove. Lester said rosin was the only substance on his glove and said he was baffled by the color shown in the image.