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2019 Schedule
63-33, 1st in AL East

William Weinbaum ESPN 

"If I have to express myself with one word, what I can say from being a son of a captain of a fishing boat, to Cooperstown, only a ‘miracle,'" said Mariano Rivera in our Fri. interview, of his journey from Panama to the Hall of Fame. The game's greatest closer and first unanimous Hall electee said he's most proud of "what my parents did for me, how they raised me, and how I played the game of baseball. How I respect the game of baseball. How I give my best to the game of baseball."

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Mariano Rivera said in our Cooperstown interview Fri. that he always felt comfortable with the pressure of being a closer. "When I was 6, 7 years old, I was doing that — not in that way, not in that platform, but in my own platform. It was huge in Panama for me, we were playing for 50 cents so we can win and go to the store and buy a Pepsi Cola and buy two pieces of cake and eat it with the boys. That was our prize. So I was accustomed to be in that position." Whether it was baseball or another sport, the new HoF inductee said he wanted to be the guy on the spot at the crucial last moment.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

It's media session time for the 2019 Hall of Fame class in Cooperstown.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Mike Mussina said in our Cooperstown interview Fri. that when he got word in January of his election to the Hall of Fame, his initial thought was "they're giving me a courtesy call to say, ‘hey, listen, you missed by five votes'...they're just being nice to me because I was close." He said he "wasn't sitting at home with people videoing it, with the phone on the coffee table waiting for it to ring, it was nothing at all like that - I was completely surprised." Mussina was coaching a high school basketball practice when the call came and his celebration dinner with his son was "going to McDonald's and grabbing some burgers and nuggets and drinks (from the drive-through)."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Just $600 for a signed Mariano Rivera bat, one guaranteed never to break since there is no way you're ever going to play baseball with it.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Yankees face the Rockies this afternoon, Luke Voit moves up in the lineup a tad. Also a day off for Gary Sánchez: 3B LeMahieu RF Judge CF Hicks DH Encarnación 1B Voit SS Gregorius 2B Torres C Romine LF Gardner SP Tanaka

Judge rips 2-run homer in Yankees win (0:30)
Encarnacion pummels grand slam vs. Rockies (0:26)
Mussina was always looking to get better (1:05)
A-Rod talks friendship with Mussina (0:42)
Rivera compares HOF induction to World Series win (1:43)
A-Rod sheds light on being a teammates with Mariano Rivera (0:50)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

For those wondering, during his dugout-punishing yesterday, Brett Gardner did indeed leave a mark — or two.

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'Savage' tirade gets Boone 1-game suspension

Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount a day after being ejected for a profanity-laced tirade directed at plate umpire Brennan Miller.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

DJ LeMahieu will be leading off as he faces his old team for the first time tonight. Mike Tauchman, also a former Rockie, will be getting the start in left: 2B LeMahieu RF Judge C Sánchez DH Encarnación CF Hicks 1B Voit SS Torres 3B Urshela LF Tauchman SP Happ

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone will not be in the Yankees' dugout tonight after Joe Torre and MLB announced that he would be suspended for a game for "inappropriate actions, including contact" during his profane tirade in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader vs. Tampa Bay.

Mussina's years of consistency led to the Hall of Fame (0:32)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

New HoF inductee Mariano Rivera, in our Cooperstown interview Fri., reflected on being the last full-time No. 42 in MLB: "It moved me to always do my best, so I can make Mr. Jackie Robinson proud of me. And that was my challenge — I wanted to do whatever it takes to keep the legacy that Mr. Jackie Robinson left us." Robinson's widow Rachel, who turned 97 Fri., said in a statement this week that Rivera "carried Jack's legacy with dignity, distinction and courage" and "becoming the first unanimous inductee in the Hall of Fame's history is a wonderfully fitting tribute to Mariano, a man of stellar character who has given so much to the game, and who continues to give so generously to our broader community. I am thrilled for him."


BBTN: Legendary Rants, Bumgarner, HOF Induction

Before speaking with Edgar Martinez about his favorite Mariners memories (33:18), Buster talks to Dave Schoenfield about how the Giants should approach the deadline, Aaron Boone's legendary rant and the career of Martinez (12:04). Plus, A-Rod tells Buster about the difficulties of hitting against Mike Mussina (48:16).

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

They are ready for Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.265
On Base Percentage.341
Slugging Percentage.465
Earned Run Average3.97
Quality Starts35