Yankees to dedicate Rivera's Monument Park plaque on Aug 14
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) sits beside his retired number in Monument Park during a pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Yankees baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Pool,Kathy Willens)
NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees will dedicate a plaque to retired reliever Mariano Rivera in Monument Park during a ceremony before their game against Tampa Bay on Aug. 14.
Rivera helped the Yankees win five World Series titles and set big league records with 652 regular-season saves and 42 postseason saves during a career that spanned 1995-2013. New York retired his No. 42 during his final season – it had been retired through Major League Baseball in 1997 on the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's breaking the big league color barrier, but players using the number at the time were allowed to wear it for the rest of their careers.
New York made the announcement Wednesday, when it also said Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez will be among the players attending an on-field reunion before the Aug. 13 game to celebrate the team's 1996 World Series title.