The Sports Archives – Mariano Rivera sets Saves Record with 602!

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has just recorded his 602nd Save passing former record-holder Trevor Hoffman and  becoming the new MLB all-time Saves leader!

On September 19, 2011, in a day game against the Minnesota Twins, Rivera was called in to pitch the 9th inning with the Yankees leading 6-4.  He threw 13 pitches, 9 of them for strikes and struck-out one to seal the deal for the 43rd time this season.

The 41-year-old Rivera has played 17 years and all for the Yankees.  His control and placement of his signature cutters and lightening quick fast balls has kept hitters mostly off-balance making “Mo” the number one closer in MLB history!  He is also the All Time Postseason Saves Leader with 42 out of a possible 47.  He holds the Yankee record for most Saves in a single season with 53 in 2004.

The All-Time Save record may stand for a while as there are no other active players to-date with 400 or more Saves!  Way to go, Mo!

Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees has recorded the most Saves in MLB History!

Posted: 09/19/2011

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