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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 26, 2013.

Mariano Rivera's final game at Yankee Stadium

Mariano Rivera made his final appearance at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night.

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his
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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the fans as he leaves the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on the evening of September 26, 2013. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is hugged
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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is hugged by Andy Pettitte , as Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano look on as he leaves the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on the evening of September 26, 2013. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera picks up
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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera picks up dirt from the pitchers mound after his last game as a player at Yankee Stadium on the evening of September 26, 2013. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera leaves the
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New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera leaves the field for the last time as a player at the close of his last game at Yankee Stadium on the evening of September 26, 2013. (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his cap to
(Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the fans after his last game as a player at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy Pettitte, with Derek Jeter looking on, as Rivera leaves the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera waves to fans for
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera waves to fans for the last time as a player at Yankee Stadium during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans as he leaves in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera waves to fans for the last
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Mariano Rivera waves to fans for the last time during the ninth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees sits alone in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees sits alone in the dugout after the final out of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees sits alone in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees sits alone in the dugout after the final out of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees takes the field
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees takes the field after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees walks to the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees walks to the clubhouse after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy Pettitte as Derek Jeter looks on as he leaves the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees walks to the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees walks to the clubhouse after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy Pettitte as Derek Jeter looks on as he leaves the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees hugs teammate Andy Pettitte as Derek Jeter looks on as he leaves the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans as he leaves in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera waves to fans for
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera waves to fans for the last time as a player at Yankee Stadium during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees sits alone in
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees sits alone in the dugout after the final out against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera hugs Joe Girardi as
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera hugs Joe Girardi as he leaves the field during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees walks to the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees walks to the clubhouse after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees salutes the fans in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 26, 2013.

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera takes the mound for
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera takes the mound for the last time at Yankee Stadium during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees throws for the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees throws for the final out of the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera takes the mound for
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera takes the mound for the last time at Yankee Stadium during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera takes the mound for
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera takes the mound for the last time at Yankee Stadium during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees enters the game in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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Mariano Rivera of the Yankees smiles after a
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mariano Rivera of the Yankees smiles after a pre-game gift presentation prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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