Results for tag: All-time lists
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on May 26, 2011 at 03:24:34 AM

Yesterday Mariano Rivera became the 15th pitcher to reach 1,000 appearances and the first to do with it with the same team. There are certain Rivera appearances that most of us know such as his first appearance (5/23/95 at Anaheim), his first save (5/17/96 vs. Anaheim), his 400th save (7/16/06 vs. the White Sox) and his 500th save (6/28/09 at the Mets).

If there is a best way to comprehend what 1,000 appearances with one team actually means, it's best to look incrementally such as in increments of 50.

50 - July 6, 1996 vs. Milwaukee - A year and two days removed from his eye-opening 11-strikeout performance in Chicago, Rivera does what he did so often during the 1996 season. That was pitching the seventh and eighth inning and in a 2-0 victory, he put the tying run on first base in Jesse