Yankees great Mariano Rivera was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July as the first player to ever be unanimously elected. And on Monday he was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump.
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Rivera is the co-chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and he and Trump have been friends since before Trump became president.He is the all-time leader in saves with 652 as well as adjusted ERA (also known as ERA+) at 205. He retired with a 2.21 ERA and 1,173 strikeouts across 1,283 2/3 innings, spanning 19 seasons with the Yankees.