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Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees signs (Credit: Mike Stobe)

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees signs autographs prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera Day at Yankee Stadium

The Yankees honor Mariano Rivera, who will retire at season's end as the greatest closer in MLB history. (Sept. 22, 2013)

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera walks onto
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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera walks onto the field as he is introduced for his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, along with his family,
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, along with his family, applauds as Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon, far left, and wife Rachel, backs to camera, watch the unveiling of Robinson's monument in Monument Park during a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera walks
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera walks onto the field from the bullpen for a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera touches his plaque in
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera touches his plaque in Monument Park as he is honored in a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera poses with a plaque
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera poses with a plaque showing his retired number in Monument Park during a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera acknowledges the crowd from Monument Park
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Mariano Rivera acknowledges the crowd from Monument Park during a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera raises his cap during
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera raises his cap during his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the game against the San Francisco Giants. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera stands on the pitcher's
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera stands on the pitcher's mound, with Jorge Posada recording the moment on his cell phone, during Rivera's retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the game against the San Francisco Giants. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera speaks during his retirement
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera speaks during his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium. He stands with his wife and sons with the Yankees players behind him. (Sept. 22, 2013)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Derek
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter present pitcher Mariano Rivera with a rocking chair made out of bats during his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

The New York Yankees Foundation presents a $100,000
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The New York Yankees Foundation presents a $100,000 check made out to the Mariano Rivera Foundation to Mariano Rivera during his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera receives gifts from the San Francisco
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Mariano Rivera receives gifts from the San Francisco Giants during his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Members of the band Metallica present a gift
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Members of the band Metallica present a gift to Mariano Rivera during his retirement ceremony at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera is presented with a gift from
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Mariano Rivera is presented with a gift from the band Mettalica as he is honored during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera is presented with a gift from
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Mariano Rivera is presented with a gift from the band Mettalica as he is honored during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera is honored during Mariano Rivera Day
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Mariano Rivera is honored during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Derek Jeter hugs Mariano Rivera during Mariano Rivera
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Derek Jeter hugs Mariano Rivera during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap as he is honored during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap as he is honored during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap as he is honored during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees tips his cap as he is honored during Mariano Rivera Day prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is honored in a
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is honored in a ceremony before the start of thegame against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera signs autographs for fans
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera signs autographs for fans before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on Mariano Rivera Day. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera signs autographs for fans
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera signs autographs for fans before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on Mariano Rivera Day. (Sept. 22, 2013)

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera autographs a
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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera autographs a fan's jersey before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is seen walking off
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is seen walking off the field after warming up before the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the field before the baseball game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera looks on from the
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera looks on from the field while warming up before the baseball game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees
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Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees signs autographs prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the field before the baseball game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the field and waves to fans before the game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the field before the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the field before the baseball game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the
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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera warms up on the field before the baseball game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Yankees Mariano Rivera signs autographs prior to the
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Yankees Mariano Rivera signs autographs prior to the game against the Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

New York Yankees Mariano Rivera signs autographs prior
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New York Yankees Mariano Rivera signs autographs prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees signs
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Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees signs autographs prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 22, 2013)

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