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Yankee Closer Mariano Rivera to retire after 2013 season

Posted at 10:45 PM, Mar 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-09 22:58:52-05

He was determined to leave the game on his own terms.

Back in May, his retirement became a water cooler topic after he tore a ligament in his right knee. But Mariano Rivera is a fighter, and arguably the best relief pitcher to ever play the game of baseball.

He made a promise to his fans, that he would return after his injury, ready to play the 2013 season.

Saturday morning during a press conference, he reminded us all of that promise, but also, of his decision to exit the game shortly after.

“After this year, I will be retired,” Rivera said. “There’s nothing left. I did everything and I’m proud of it.”

And so are we, and so is our city, for a player that brought home five world titles.