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Mariano Rivera receives 'Chair of Broken Dreams' from Minnesota Twins

Mariano Rivera reacts to receiving the "Chair of

Mariano Rivera reacts to receiving the "Chair of Broken Dreams," a rocking chair made out of broken bats which was presented to him by Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and Twins players, including Justin Morneau, right, before a game at Target Field. (July 2, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Mariano Rivera has collected plenty of hardware in his day, but this gift from the Twins will surely hold a special place in his heart.

At the beginning of the season, Rivera announced that this year, his 19th in the league, will be his last. Each MLB team has honored the 43-year-old closer in his last series at their ballpark. His farewell tour continued in Minnesota in the Yankees' current four-game set against the Twins, who gave him arguably the most creative gift so far.

Before Tuesday's game, the Twins presented Rivera with "The Chair of Broken Dreams," a rocking chair made out of broken Twins' bats, some of which were Mo's doing. The Twins tweeted the above photo from their official account saying, "#MNTwins honoring the career of retiring closer Mariano Rivera by presenting him with a 'Chair of Broken Dreams.'"

Tags: Mariano Rivera , Yankees , Minnesota Twins

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