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Mariano Rivera Countdown to 500 Saves: 500

Mario Rivera Mariano Rivera is embraced by catcher Jorge Posada after recording his 500th career save. (Kathy Willens/AP)

Rivera follows Hoffman into exclusive
club with 500th save of storied career

Mariano Rivera's 500th career save was memorable not just because he became the second player, behind Trevor Hoffman, to reach the milestone. It also included Rivera's first career RBI, which came when he drew a bases-loaded walk in a win that secured a Subway Series sweep. Full story >

Rivera's career stats | All-time saves leaders
Rivera's bio | Milestone Tracker

RIVERA'S LAST OUTING
June 28 vs. Mets:
1.1 IP, SV | Wrap  >

2009: 1-2, 2.93 ERA, 18 SV

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Mariano Rivera

Gold standard redefined
For Mariano Rivera, a career-defining total of 500 saves contributed greatly to the success of the New York Yankees during their dynasty. Full story >

Mariano Rivera

To core, nobody tops Rivera
Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte have played with many teammates -- and none can match the greatness of Mariano Rivera. Full story >

Mariano Rivera

Respected even by foes
Jonathan Papelbon called him "amazing." Carlos Pena called him "the all-time best." What more can be said of Mariano Rivera? Full story >

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Closing the Cathederal
Mariano Rivera pitches the final inning at old Yankee Stadium, Sept. 22, 2008. watch Watch

Mo saves No. 500
Harold on Rivera's 500 saves
Rivera video highlights
All-time saves leaders
Rank -- Player Saves
1. Trevor Hoffman* 571
2. Mariano Rivera* 500
3. Lee Smith 478
4. John Franco 424
5. Dennis Eckersley 390
Rank -- Player Saves
6. Billy Wagner* 385
7. Jeff Reardon 367
8. Troy Percival* 358
9. Randy Myers 347
10. Rollie Fingers 341
Rank -- Player Saves
11. John Wetteland 330
12. Roberto Hernandez 326
13. Jose Mesa 321
14. Todd Jones 319
15. Rick Aguilera 318
Rank -- Player Saves
16. Robb Nen 314
17. Tom Henke 311
18. Goose Gossage 310
19. Jeff Montgomery 304
20. Doug Jones 303

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