This week’s Beast of the Week goes to Mariano Rivera. Mariano Rivera is in his last season in his MLB career and will retire as the all time leader in saves. Last Tuesday, Mariano Rivera won the MLB All Star game MVP award and completed the hold for the AL team in their 3-0 victory over the NL All Stars.
Rivera posts a career ERA of 2.21 and has 639 saves. The 13 time All Star, 9 time MVP, and 6 time Cy Young award winner began his career as a starting pitcher, but in a great move, the New York Yankees switched him to the bullpen which eventually led him to be the closer for the team; the rest is history.