Mariano Rivera Shines at Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremony The career saves leader was fittingly the final speaker at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Rivera was the first player unanimously voted into the HOF by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
The 55,000 in attendance was the second-largest for an induction ceremony.
Mariano Rivera, via ESPN Rivera had 652 saves and won five World Series titles with the New York Yankees.
Mariano Rivera, via ESPN Closer Lee Smith, starters Mike Mussina and Roy Halladay, and designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines were also inducted Sunday in Cooperstown.
Brandy Halladay spoke for her late husband, who died in a plane crash in 2017.
Brandy Halladay, via ESPN