Mariano Rivera

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Mariano Rivera, RHP


Career: 1995-2013, Yankees
Fun fact: 0.70 ERA in 96 playoff games

He retired as the all-time leader in saves (652), and posted a sub-2.00 ERA in eight of his last 11 seasons. A 13-time All-Star, he also allowed only two home runs in 141 innings pitched in the postseason.

Said Derek Jeter of his longtime teammate: "The most mentally tough person I've ever played with."

Previous rank: 67