On September 25th, the New York Yankees honoured Mariano Rivera for his all-time saves record before the first game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox.
Rivera surpassed Trevor Hoffman for the most saves in baseball history on Monday against the Rays, and in recognition, the Yankees commissioned a Waterford Crystal fireman's helmet bearing the record-setting No. 602 as well as an image of Rivera. The crystal helmet was handcrafted at the House of Waterford Crystals Manufacturing Facility on the Mall in Waterford, with copper-wheel engraving.
Team-mate Jorge Posada first presented Rivera with a Fire Department of New York helmet bearing No. 602, then helped unveil a framed, matted collage that features 15 of Rivera's Topps baseball cards and the title "Best Ever."
In addition, Steiner Sports presented Rivera with a "602nd Save Timeline Collage" and a check for $25,000, made out to the Mariano Rivera Foundation and earmarked to help with the restoration of the North Avenue Church in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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