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Friday, July 12, 2013
Delta dedicates plane to Mariano Rivera

By Kieran Darcy

NEW YORK -- Opposing teams have been honoring Mariano Rivera all season long. Now an airline has gotten in the game.

Delta dedicated one of its planes on Friday to the retiring Yankees closer and future Hall of Famer:

So proud to dedicate one of our planes to @MarianoRivera from the @Yankees, congrats on a great career! pic.twitter.com/AYLEYOkz2z

— Delta (@Delta) July 12, 2013


The 757 features Rivera's signature, along with his No. 42 in pinstripes. Yankees manager Joe Girardi also attended the ceremony, at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and caught a ceremonial pitch from Rivera.