Block outside Yankee Stadium to be co-named after Mariano Rivera

Block outside Yankee Stadium to be co-named after Mariano Rivera

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Mariano Rivera during spring training in 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Mariano Rivera during spring training in 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is receiving another honor: a city street named after him.

Rivera retired from baseball at the end of this past season.

The City Council voted Tuesday to co-name one block of River Avenue in the Bronx after him. The block is right outside Yankee Stadium.

Traditionally, a city street can only be co-named after someone who is deceased. But exceptions can be made.

Rivera spent his entire 19-year career with the Yankees.

He is Major League Baseball's all-time leader in saves and won five World Series championships. He is widely considered the best closer in the sport's history.

During his final season, Rivera received gifts from both the Yankees and opposing teams - including the archrival Boston Red Sox.

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