Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera is believed by many to be the GOAT, as his cutter revolutionized the game — shattering bats and striking guys out at a ridiculous clip.
And on Monday, he was recognized for it, receiving one of the top honors anyone can get. Rivera was at the White House with President Donald Trump and others, where he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“He may be the greatest pitcher in the history of baseball,” Trump said.
The POTUS continued:
“He is the most dominant relief pitcher in the history of baseball, and more than that, he has lived the American dream, and shines as an example of American greatness for all to see.”
You can check out the entire sequence of events here.
It’s great to see the GOAT honored for his achievements both on and off the field. Not only was he a great pitcher, but he’s also a great person.