Rivera had five saves in five opportunities and a 0.56 earned run average in 12 postseason appearances in 2009, including the clinching game.
Rivera has now pitched the final out in nine series finales, including in the 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2009 World Series.
To the city of New York and the State of Baseball – congratulations on #42. He’s the last #42 to play the game, and the ONLY closer to maintain 15 straight seasons of pure dominance. With one pitch.