For most Stadium goers, their Yankee Stadium experience starts when they get off the Subway stop 161st Street and River Avenue in the Bronx. They walk past the Bars, souvenir stands, street vendors pushing anti-Red Sox/Mets gear, and even a McDonalds on their way to their gate to enter Yankee Stadium. Could you name the Streets you’re walking on?
Mariano Rivera is putting the final touches on a masterful career of 19 seasons of baseball in the Bronx. For 19 springs and summers he has worn the Pinstripes and the interlocking NY ball cap for his employer, the only one he ever has known. He has a legion of fans that rise to their feet every time they hear the Yankees Public Address announcer play “Enter Sandman.”
How do you honor a man that has accomplished all of this?
- 13× All-Star (1997, 1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2008–2011, 2013)
- 5× World Series champion (1996, 1998–2000, 2009)
- 5× AL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1999, 2001, 2004–2005, 2009)
- 3× Delivery Man of the Year Award (2005–2006, 2009)
- World Series MVP Award (1999)
- AL Championship Series MVP Award (2003)
- 3× MLB saves leader (1999, 2001, 2004)
- MLB record for career saves (649)
There is a movement started by @161stRIVERAave to rename River Ave in honor of Mariano Rivera for the Yankees final home-stand of the regular season September 20th through September 26th.
If you’re a fan of baseball, sports, or good people–how can you NOT be a Mariano Rivera fan? Throw your support behind this matter and follow them on Twitter. Let us honor the man who has meant so much to baseball and New York over the last 19 years.