Yankees Wearing Mariano Rivera Patch Today

Written By:  •  Sunday, September 22, 2013

The New York Yankees will be honouring the final homestand of Mariano Rivera’s career today by wearing a patch depicting their longtime closer on their uniform sleeve. Rivera’s number 42 was also retired by the Yankees during a pre-game ceremony. He is slated to retire following the 2013 season.

The patch shows Rivera from that familiar angle and wearing that familiar number, running in from the bullpen wearing the #42 – the last Major League ballplayer to ever wear that number regularly.

The New York Yankees are wearing Mariano Rivera patches on their jerseys today. Note the on-field jerseys will not have the Majestic logo on the sleeve. (Pic courtesy Twitter/@MajesticOnField).

This is not the first time a player has been honoured with a patch for their retirement, the San Diego Padres wore Tony Gwynn patches in 2001 and the Baltimore Orioles wore Cal Ripken Jr patches, also in 2001, for their final games.

The Orioles and Padres wore patches for Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn’s final games in 2001

Rivera is the all-time Major League leader in saves with 652, he has played every single game of his 19-season career with the New York Yankees, his made his debut in 1995.

The Yankees will play another three games at home when the Tampa Bay Rays come to town, they finish off the season in Houston — where Rivera will make his big league debut at Minute Maid Park — with the final game being played a week from today, on September 29… which means the Astros will be wearing their rainbow BP uniforms.  A fitting send off.

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  • Tommy

    What a class act by New York. But why don’t the Yankees wear the Majestic logo on the field?

  • Jed

    I’m still amazed at the Astros wearing their BP jerseys for a regular game…as if nothing else could go wrong or turn upside down for this franchise as it is.

  • ingmar66

    As much as I do not like the Yankees, this is a nice gesture with a nice enough patch is he wearing his cap backwards in order to show the NY logo? He never does that.) to honour a superb player who will definitely enter the Hall of Fame. But wait a minute, this actually means that the Yankees are retiring number 42 twice, which seems a bit odd. I have a ludicrous but better idea: why not retire the surname Rivera? Make sure no other Rivera will ever appear in pinstripes! 😉

    • Bill Weston

      the Yankees have retired the same number multiple times long before now. they have retired number 8 twice, once for Yogi Berra and once for Bill Dickey. they actually retired those “two” numbers the same day. the rate the Yankees retire numbers there will not be any numbers left. once Jeter retires there will be no single digit numbers left (assuming they retire Torre’s number 6 as well since nobdy has worn it since he left). middle infielders will be wearing numbers in the 20’s and 30’s.

    • SouthstanderRSM

      That is not a Yankee hat turned backwards showing the interlocking NY. If you look closely at the image it is the MLB logo on the back of every players hat.

  • Danny Ip

    Absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!