This week marked the final All-Star appearance for Mr. Rivera. His 13th trip to the mid-summer classic was just one of the many accolades in his illustrious career. His 638 saves and overall ERA of 2.20 are both tops in the major leagues. Rivera was an integral part of five of the Yankees 27 World Series Championships. Even in his final season at 43 years old, coming off a serious knee injury, he continues to dominate. How can you not admire this guy?
He entered the 2013 All-Star game in the eight inning to a completely vacant field—all the other players left the field, giving Rivera the spotlight and recognition he deserves.