The past week in the Bronx has been one filled with bittersweet moments and memories.
To watch a player, who has all but been the face of your franchise for two decades (alongside Derek Jeter) finally hang up the cleats – it’s a tough feeling to describe.
Rivera was the pro’s pro. He did his job and did it flawlessly. He wasn’t a guy who’d go bark to the media. He wasn’t a guy who would create needless controversy. He wasn’t a guy who’d make a spectacle on the mound. He was better than just about everybody, every time he took the mound, but he didn’t need to tell you that – he just showed you.
But if you had any reason to doubt him, how about seeing that over the course of his career, thanks to the Yankees overflowing bank vaults, Rivera cashed in about $260,000 dollars per save. Pretty nice living, eh?
According to Business Insider, Rivera, who has 652 career saves made over $160 million dollars in his career. A little simple arithmetic and that gives you $260,000 dollars per save:
Mariano Rivera will go down in baseball history as the greatest closer to ever play the game. That distinction, along with playing for the Yankees and their deep pockets, helped Rivera earn $169.6 million in his career. Another way to look at it is that Rivera has been paid $132,000 for every inning he has worked in his career and $260,000 for each of his 652 career saves.