The New York Yankees did not win any World Series in the 2010s, nor did they win in 2020 and 2021.
But in the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were a force to be reckoned with.
From 1996 to 2003, they went to six World Series and won four of them.
One of the men behind that incredible run of success was the relief pitcher Mariano Rivera.
Initially a starter, he made his MLB debut just 27 years ago.
“On this day in 1995, Mariano Rivera made his MLB debut. This was followed by 5 World Series titles, 13 All-Star Nodes, 652 Save and the first unanimous inclusion in the Hall of Fame, “the Yes Network tweeted.
On this day in 1995, Mariano Rivera made her MLB debut.
This was followed by 5 World Series titles, 13 All-Star Nodes, 652 saves and the first unanimous inclusion in the Hall of Fame. pic.twitter.com/dqdjtchUip
– YESNetwork (ESYESNetwork) May 23, 2022
That fifth World Series title came in 2009, the last time the Yankees won.
Rivera was the best and most efficient relief pitcher in baseball history, as simple as that.
The only unanimous Hall of Fame in history
And, in the playoffs, they come as much as he was automatic.
Her biography includes some painful blooms in October, but the good times were much more frequent.
The only person in Rivera League history to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in a unanimous vote in 2019.
Former teammate and friend Derek Jeter was embarrassed to enter unanimously a year later.
Rivera’s contribution to the game of baseball is invaluable.
In 652 no one saved more than that.
In his lifetime ERA is 2.21, he went to 13 All-Star Games, he was World Series MVP in 1999 and ALCS MVP in 2003.
He has won five Relief Man of the Year awards, and many more accolades in his long career.
Yankees fans love him, probably more than any other player of the dynasty in the late 1990s, except Jeter.
Today, 27 years ago, MLB had a historic day.