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NEW YORK, NY - Mariano Rivera of the (Credit: (Al Bello/Getty Images) )

NEW YORK, NY - Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees throws out the first pitch prior to Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 10, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

PHOTOS: Mariano Rivera

The legendary Yankees closer announced that he'll retire at the end of this season.

Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera announces he plans

Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera announces he plans to retire at the end of this season at a press conference, surrounded by his family and teammates. March 9, 2013

Mariano Rivera's teammates look on as he announces

Mariano Rivera's teammates look on as he announces at a press conference that he plans to retire at the end of this season. The legendary closing pitcher helped the team win five World Series titles.

NEW YORK, NY - Mariano Rivera of the
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NEW YORK, NY - Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees throws out the first pitch prior to Game Three of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 10, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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WASHINGTON - APRIL 26: U.S. President Barack Obama
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WASHINGTON - APRIL 26: U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera while welcoming the World Series champs to the East Room of the White House April 26, 2010 in Washington, DC.

TAMPA, FL - Mariano Rivera, #42 of the
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TAMPA, FL - Mariano Rivera, #42 of the New York Yankees, poses for a portrait on February 20, 2013 at George Steinbrenner Stadium in Tampa, Florida

Panama City, PANAMA: President George W. Bush shares
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Panama City, PANAMA: President George W. Bush shares a laugh with New York Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera during a Panamanian youth baseball event at Jarman Field in Panama City, Panama, 07 November 2005.

NEW YORK, NY - Mariano Rivera, #42 of
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NEW YORK, NY - Mariano Rivera, #42 of the New York Yankees, in action against the Baltimore Orioles during their game on April 30, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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