Source: Bryan Kilpatrick, SB Nation
Recently retired New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera will receive the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, Major League Baseball announced.
Bud Selig will present the award to Rivera at a press conference scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Rivera, who will be accompanied by his wife and two children, per MLB’s press release, will then be honored on the field as part of the pregame ceremonies.