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Emotional farewell for Mariano Rivera

NEW YORK — It wasn’t Ted Williams and the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park, but it was pretty close.

It was New York, but it was the Mets at Citi Field. The two New York teams and fan bases don’t like one another, but the Yankees’ Mariano Rivera got the ovation of his life. Spine-tingling. Emotional. Use all the superlatives you can. Rivera’s perfect eighth inning in the American League’s 3-0 victory over the National League Tuesday night was pretty special.

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