Mariano Rivera Saves 500th Game

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera—by many accounts, the best relief pitcher to ever live—bolstered his Hall-of-Fame credentials on Sunday night by earning his career 500th save. He joins Trevor Hoffman as the only pitchers to ever save more than 500 games. Rivera earned the save in a 4-2 victory over the Mets, and the career mark was not even the game’s event that most excited him: He notched an RBI in the ninth inning when he walked with the bases loaded.