Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tigers present Rivera with photos of him pitching at both Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park

"New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera acknowledges the crowd with Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland after being presented a frame with photographs of him pitching at Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park before a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, April 7, 2013," ap. Suzyn Waldman notes in the post game show that the Tigers also gave Mo small containers of dirt from the mounds of both Tiger Stadium and Comerica.

From NY Times:

"Inside Pitch" (scroll down)

4/7/13, "In a pregame ceremony, Tigers Manager Jim Leyland presented Mariano Rivera, who will retire after the season, with a framed memento containing photographs of Rivera at Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park and bottles filled with dirt from each field. ...
The three-game series drew 127,333 fans, the most in Detroit for an opening series since 1948."
"Sabathia Outduels Verlander, and Yankees Avoid Sweep," NY Times, David Waldstein

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