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Posted by: Al Iannazzone on Sep 20, 2011 at 02:16:39 PM

Mariano Rivera always has been about the Yankees first and foremost, never about his own achievements or accolades, and he proved that once again yesterday when really the moment should have been all about him.

It was long after Rivera saved his 602nd regular-season game, setting Major League Baseball’s all-time mark. Longtime WFAN Yankee reporter Sweeny Murti asked Rivera if he allows himself to fully embrace this accomplishment and what it means. Rivera said he appreciates it. But then he quickly stopped himself and made sure everyone knew Murti had a daughter last week. Rivera congratulated him for that.

Even when it was about Rivera, he was thinking about someone else.

As an NBA writer, you generally don’t get to cover many baseball games. But I