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The signature of former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera graces a 3-by-5-foot plastic copy of the Major League Baseball logo in the hallway of the visiting clubhouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Rivera's signature has been considered by many players to be the best in modern-day baseball. (Zac Boyer/The Washington Times)

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Mariano Rivera receives an honorary doctorate degree at a New York University graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, right, and Mrs Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson, left, take part in a New York University graduation ceremony Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, left, talks to manager Joe Girardi in the dugout before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in New York. Rivera says he would take Boston's Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano as his top second baseman in his new book published Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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Former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera embraces New York Yankees Derek Jeter, left, after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to Jeter before a baseball game, the Yankees home opener against the Baltimore Orioles, at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Members of the Yankees "Core Four," from left, former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, reliever Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, and former Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte pose together after Rivera and Pettitte threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Jeter and Posada before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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From left, former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte embrace after Rivera and Pettitte threw out the ceremonial first pitches to Posada and Jeter before the Yankees home opening baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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From left, former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte embrace after Rivera and Pettitte threw out the ceremonial first pitches to Posada and Jeter before the Yankees home opening baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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FILE - In this March 18, 2014 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson greets teammates in the dugout after finishing off the fifth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Tampa, Fla. With Mariano Rivera relaxing in retirement, Robertson takes over for the greatest closer in baseball history. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson participates in a drill during spring training baseball practice in Tampa, Fla. With Mariano Rivera relaxing in retirement, David Robertson takes over for the greatest closer in baseball history. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)