New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, left, is greeted by catcher Russell Martin after the team beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, in Seattle. The Yankees won 3-2. It was Rivera's 600th save.
Mariano Rivera is congratulated by teammates and coaches after recording his 602nd career save at Yankee Stadium.
Mariano Rivera throws a pitch during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium.
How do you like that?
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera acknowledges the cheers of the crowd after recording his 602nd career save. Rivera pitched a perfect ninth as he broke the all-time saves record held by Trevor Hoffman.
New York Yankees' Jorge Posada pushes Mariano Rivera back to the mound to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd after Rvera recorded his 602nd save as the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4.
Capture the moment
Mariano Rivera heads from the bullpen at Rogers Centre in Toronto to the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning on his way to his record-tying 601st save. The Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6.
Mariano Rivera delivers a pitch in the ninth inning vs. the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 17 at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Rivera faced just three batters, striking out one.
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Tied at the top
Mariano Rivera smiles after tying the Major League Baseball all-time saves record following a 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 17, 2011. Rivera tied Trevor Hoffman with 601 career saves.
Unassuming New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is congratulated by Jorge Posada and Russell Martin after Rivera tied the Major League Baseball all-time saves record after their 7-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto, Sept. 17. Rivera tied Trevor Hoffman with 601 career saves.
Man in motion
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera earned his 600th save on Sept. 13. The Yankees righty shut the door on the Mariners to preserve his team's 3-2 win.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tagged out Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki on a stolen base attempt at second base in the ninth inning to end the game and give Rivera his 600th save.
He got it!
Derek Jeter reacts after making the final out in the 3-2 victory against the Seattle Mariners.
Closing pitcher Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees reacts after defeating the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Rivera was credited with the save, the 41st of the season and 600th of his career.
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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is greeted by catcher Russell Martin after Rivera snagged milestone save No. 600.
Pat on the back
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira congratulates relief pitcher Mariano Rivera after the final out.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera waves to fans after by closing out the 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sept. 13.