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Mariano Rivera: Why Sandman’s Saves Record Will Never Be Broken

Monday, there were only two baseball records that I had marked down as being truly unbreakable.

The first was Cy Young's 511 career wins. The second was Johnny Vander Meer's consecutive no-hitters in 1938. Even if Major League Baseball is comprised of ultra-powerful cyborgs in the future, those records are not falling.

On Monday, a third unbreakable record was set. In an otherwise unspectacular 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera recorded his 602nd career save. That figure gives him sole possession of baseball's all-time saves record, which was previously held by longtime San Diego Padres great Trevor Hoffman.

If you wanted to, you could entertain the notion that Rivera's record will be broken ...

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