Blue Jays honor Yankees’ Mariano Rivera

The Blue Jays gave Mariano Rivera something to remember Canada

by in his final trip north of the border with the New York


Rivera was presented with a carving by Inuit sculptor David

Ruben Piqtoukun before Thursday’s game between the Yankees and Blue

Jays. The carving depicts Kiviuq, a popular hero figure in Inuit

legends and stories.

Blue Jays players Jose Bautista, Casey Janssen and Darren Oliver

joined Rivera at a table set up in front of the pitcher’s mound for

the brief pregame ceremony, which also included a highlight montage

set to Rivera’s entrance music, Metallica’s `Enter Sandman.’ Rivera

also received a $10,000 donation to his charitable foundation.

The 43-year-old has said he will retire after this season, his

19th in the majors, all with the Yankees. His 652 saves are the

most in major league history.