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Twins honor Yankees' Rivera with broken bat rocking chair

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The greatest closer in the history of Major League Baseball is Mariano Rivera. It's not debatable.

Rivera, 43, is playing in what he says is his 19th and final season -- and he's going out in style by greeting and thanking the people behind scenes of every stadium he visits.

In return, the Twins delivered the Yankee great with a gift before Tuesday's game at Target Field. They gave him a rocking chair made of broken bats, as well as a $10,000 donation to the Mariano Rivera Foundation.

Rivera was asked before the game about all the "pain" he's caused Twins fans over the years.

"I don't call it pain. It's a job that I have to do. I'm sorry if I do my job," Rivera said, according to the Pioneer Press. "There's been a lot of good games here, and good battles. ... I always make sure that when I come here to play, I have to be sharp."

Rivera ranks first in MLB history with 634 career saves.

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