When the Yankee players arrived for their game against Oakland Thursday afternoon, they found a gift waiting for them in their locker. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera had gifted each teammate with a used game ball from the June 28th game against the Mets when Mo picked up his 500th career save.
Mo had signed each ball and written 500th save 6/28/09. The ball was encased in a glass and cherry wood display case.
In a testament to his great personality, Mo also gave a ball to all coaches, trainers, staff members and security people as well.
Hat tip to Pete Abraham.