Bill Madden: Rivera built a Hall of Fame career thanks to his signature pitch and a foundation of humility and faith

To fully appreciate the phenomenon that was Mariano Rivera, you must first come to terms with one central, unbelievable fact: All of the records he accumulated in becoming the first relief pitcher elected on the first ballot to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association – 652 career saves, 0.759 WHIP, 952 games finished, 0.70 postseason ERA, 11 World Series saves – were largely accomplished with just one pitch.

Fan throws beer at Red Sox manager during World Series Parade

While many fans in Boston were enjoying the celebrations for the Red Sox on October 31, one fan managed to anger the crowd by throwing a beer at manager Alex Cora. Bo Tilly shared footage of the incident to Twitter.