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Mariano Rivera plane dedication

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera laughs as Delta Air

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera laughs as Delta Air Lines honored Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Delta Air Lines held a ceremony Friday honoring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, the latest of many honors bestowed upon the All-Star closer as he plays in his final season. Delta dedicated a 757 aircraft to Rivera at JFK Airport.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera (right) stands with Delta
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera (right) stands with Delta officials Gail Grimmett and Henry Kuykendall along with Yankees manager Joe Girardi as Delta Air Lines honored Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera (right) stands with Delta
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera (right) stands with Delta officials Gail Grimmett and Henry Kuykendall along with Yankees manager Joe Girardi as Delta Air Lines honored Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera laughs as Delta Air
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera laughs as Delta Air Lines honored Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera laughs as Delta Air
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera laughs as Delta Air Lines honored Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera poses with manager Joe
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera poses with manager Joe Girardi as Delta Air Lines honored Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. (July 12, 2013)

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera
Photo Credit: Newsday/Casey Musarra

Delta Air Lines honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a 757 aircraft and model plane at John F. Kennedy Airport. Rivera signed his own signature below the version displayed on the plane. (July 12, 2013)

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