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Enter Sandman: Mariano Rivera's Greatest Saves

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First Postseason Save

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Sept. 30, 1997: Mo's first playoff series as the closer doesn't end well, but he earns the save in Game 1 of the ALDS vs. Cleveland, retiring Jim Thome, David Justice and Matt Williams in the ninth after a Manny Ramirez single.