Yankees great Mariano Rivera made a killing by mowing down batters in his illustrious career as a dominant closer, and with his departure from the game occurring months ago, the man known by die-hard fans as Big Mo will be receiving a special treat from local New Yorkers near the Yankee Stadium, as the City Council officially voted to rename the street outside the stadium (River Avenue to Rivera Avenue) in honor of the future Hall of Famer.
This doesn’t happen often, especially considering one must be deceased to receive a block named after them, but to due to the overall popularity of Rivera, the City Council made an exception for Mo. Rivera spoke briefly on the honor:
“It’s an honor to have a street named after me,” Rivera told the New York Post. “ I have a lot of great memories driving down that street. My family and I are extremely grateful for this.”