Prior to the 2013 season, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera announced this would be his last season after he tore his ACL shagging fly balls last season.

Like every other team Rivera has pitched against for the last time this season, the Dodgers honored Rivera with an on-field tribute before game two of the series.

At age 43, Rivera is still dominating hitters as he’s converted 33 of 35 saves this season and holds the major league record for saves with 641.

When Rivera retires after the season, he will be the last place to ever wear the number 42 after major league baseball retired the number for Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson.

Before the on-field tribute, Rivera met with a group of Dodgers employees as he’s done at every stadium he has this year. Rivera discussed his famed cutter and even demonstrated how he throws his infamous pitch.

In a nice tribute, the Dodgers made a highlight reel of his greatest moments and Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel, spoke to Rivera about how he enhanced the number 42.

Here is the full tribute to Rivera:

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