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After a 19-year playing career that began in 1995, Mariano Rivera will go down as the greatest closer in Major League history.

Rivera could take the mound for the final time of his career this weekend as the New York Yankees face the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

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His 652 career saves are the most all-time in Major League history while his 2.21 career ERA ranks second all-time.

He will be the last MLB player to wear the number 42 after it was retired 16 years ago in honor of Jackie Robinson.

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