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Mariano Rivera: Where Does Yankee Legend Rank Among MLB’s Greatest Closers?

a decade ago, there was a pitcher on the Los Angeles Dodgers named Eric Gagne.

Gagne built the longest streak in Major League Baseball history by converting 84 straight saves between the 2003 and 2004 seasons. To honor his dominance, the Dodgers flashed the words "Game Over" across the scoreboards at Dodger Stadium when he entered a game with a save on the line.

Looking back, that was just adorable.

That's because most baseball fans knew that the only time a closer coming on a field meant that a game was officially coming to an end was in New York.

Mariano Rivera has become one of the most feared closers in the history of Major League Baseball. That ride will end at the end of 2013 as Joel Sherman of the New York Post and ...

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