New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Has His Logo on a Delta Airplane


Jul 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins (15), first baseman Justin Morneau (33) and manager Ron Gardenhire present a rocking chair to New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) before the game at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

I don’t care who you are – having your logo splashed all over a 737 is pretty bad ass, and that’s exactly what New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has today.

Delta, the official airlines of the Bronx Bombers decided to honor one of the greatest Yankees and possibly greatest closer of all-time by placing his logo and autograph on one of their planes today.

Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell:

Actual Delta plane with new Mariano decal flies NY-LA/SF/Seattle and transatlantic pic.twitter.com/y70zzSMLMu

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen planes themed after professional teams or even players as Virgin Airlines decided to make a “bearded” airplane in honor of former San Francisco Giants’ closer, Brian Wilson. Even so, it’s still a pretty sweet honor.

The decal sits right below the cockpit and will remain there until after the season.

Rivera, of course, who is in his final season has been going through somewhat of a ‘retirement tour’ this year. Teams have presented him gifts, like the Minnesota Twins, who made him a chair made out of broken bats, an honor to his famed cutter.

Check out the pictures below:

Property: Delta Airlines

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