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Mariano Rivera given commissioner's award before World Series Game 2
Mariano Rivera given commissioner's award before World Series Game 2

BOSTON -- Mariano Rivera was given the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night at Fenway Park. Rivera, the legendary New York Yankees closer who retired after the regular season, was honored on the field during pregame ceremonies. The award, which recognizes achievements and contributions of historical significance, was last presented in 2011 to Ken Griffey Jr. 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." -- Commissioner Bud Selig, presenting Rivera with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement...

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