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Orioles honor Mariano Rivera with bronze sculpture of a ball breaking a bat
Orioles honor Mariano Rivera with bronze sculpture of a ball breaking a bat

It took a while, but New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera finally got his sendoff in what was likely his final appearance at Camden Yards. A rain delay pushed back the Orioles' ceremony honoring the retiring Rivera. But when the future Hall of Famer trotted out toward the mound before Thursday night's game — an odd sight for a player best known best for his presence at the end of games — he was met with a standing ovation. Orioles manager Buck Showalter presented Rivera with a gift from the organization, a bronze sculpture of a bat and ball, before hugging him. The piece shows the ball hitting the bat underneath the barrel, with the bat beginning to break, an...

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