Tags: MLB

Covering the Closer: Two Decades of Writing on Mariano Rivera

The Yankees signed Mariano Rivera for $2,500 in 1990, and he threw his final pitch for the club in 2013. In between, he played in 19 major league seasons, won five World Series titles and compiled the most saves in M.L.B. history. Numerous reporters from The New York Times documented his lengthy career, from his…

Yankees Stay Hot but Rockies Get a Little Wild

The Yankees were a triple-header of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature at Yankee Stadium: 94 degrees at game time. Next was the offense, which torched Colorado pitching for the second straight day, fueling an 11-5 victory that extended the Yankees’ winning streak to five. And then came tempers: Luke Voit was hit on…

Mariano Rivera’s Priceless (and Pricey) Gifts on Display at Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — They stretch across the front row of a display case at the official Hall of Fame gift shop, autographed baseballs in plastic boxes from the five living players to be inducted on Sunday. Edgar Martinez’s ball goes for $249, Mike Mussina’s for $199 and Harold Baines’s and Lee Smith’s for $149 each.…