Mariano Rivera is arguably the greatest relief pitcher in the history of baseball. His dominance and ability to lock down wins is legendary. Originally a starting pitcher Rivera advanced his career to iconic status after making the transition to the bullpen. It was there that he perfected his cutter a pitch that is both consistent and devastating. He spent the 1996 season setting up John Wetteland en route to capturing a World Series title. In 1997 with Wetteland's departure Rivera became the full-time closer a role he has owned ever since. The 10-time All-Star has been a key cog in 5 World Series Championships was named MVP of both the 1999 World Series and the 2003 ALCS and is currently second on the all-time career saves list behind Trevor Hoffman. Mariano Rivera has hand signed this 16x20 color photograph of him entering from the bullpen at Yankee Stadium. Rivera has also added the inscription "Enter Sandman." A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.