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Mariano Rivera to be honored with plaque in Monument Park

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the fans after his last game as a player at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 26, 2013. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Mariano Rivera will be the next Yankee to be honored in Monument Park.

The Yankees announced Thursday that they will dedicate a plaque for the all-time saves leader Aug. 14 before a game against the Rays.

Rivera, 46, a member of five World Series champion Yankees teams, retired after the 2013 season with 652 regular-season saves. He also holds the record for most career postseason saves with 42.

The Yankees dedicated plaques in Monument Park to three of Rivera’s former teammates — Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte — last season. Derek Jeter, who retired after the 2014 season, figures to be the next Yankee after Rivera to be recognized there. — ERIK BOLAND


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