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Often credited as the essential piece in the Yankees' last four World Series titles, Rivera's postseason credentials are unparalleled. The greatest closer in baseball history has pitched in 76 playoff games, posting an 8-1 record with a 0.77 ERA and 34 saves. In 117 1/3 innings, Rivera has struck out 93 hitters while walking just 16.

Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI

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