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    Rivera Throws Final Pitch at Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eigth inning during their game on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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    Twenty-three years after starting in professional baseball, reliever Mariano Rivera took to the Yankee Stadium mound for the last time on Thursday night. Wearing his No. 42 Yankees uniform, Rivera jogged to the mound to the tune of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” and pitched against a batter from the Tampa Bay Rays. The crowd cheered him on with a standing ovation. Unfortunately, even Rivera couldn’t save the Yankees from defeat, and  New York lost 4–0.

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