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Legendary Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Enters Baseball Hall Of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The greatest closer in history is now a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Mariano Rivera joked “why do I always have to go last” as he took the podium Saturday afternoon in Cooperstown.

One last chance for Mo to close. ud83dude02

— MLB (@MLB) July 21, 2019

The legendary New York Yankees reliever had to wait for the chants of his name to stop before he began a speech that included a brief thank you to his native Panama and the over 70,000 fans that flocked to the tiny New York town to witness his induction.