Mariano Rivera named AL Comeback Player of the Year


Mo closed out his career by winning the AL Comeback Player of the Year Award at the end of a terrific bounce-back season that came after suffering a torn ACL at 42 years old.

Recently retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has been named the American League Comeback Player of the Year, Major League Baseball announced on Monday.

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Rivera, 43, posted a 2.11 ERA with 44 saves in his farewell campaign. He struck out 7.6 batters per nine innings and walked only 1.3, which was one of the best single-season marks of his career.

The 13-time All-Star was up for the award after missing most of the 2012 season due to a torn ACL, which he suffered during batting practice prior to a game against the Kansas City Royals on May 3 of that year.

Rivera is the most accomplished closer in the history of the game, racking up an MLB-record 652 saves. He also holds the lifetime record for games finished with 952, and his ERA+ of 205 is the best of all time.

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