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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 12:39 AM

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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is no stranger to All-Star Games, and he acknowledges the crowd as he is introduced during the eighth inning of the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday in New York for the final time in his career. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press) New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is no stranger to All-Star Games, and he acknowledges the crowd as he is introduced during the eighth inning of the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday in New York for the final time in his career. (Frank Franklin II/Associated Press)

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As Enter Sandman by Metallica boomed throughout Citi Field in New York on Tuesday, the Yankees closer got a standing ovation and saluted those who have only dreamed of having a career as illustrious as No. 42.
Mariano Rivera stood on the mound with his hat held high in what was an iconic moment for a revered veteran. 

As Enter Sandman by Metallica boomed throughout Citi Field in New York on Tuesday, the Yankees closer got a standing ovation and saluted those who have only dreamed of having a career as illustrious as No. 42.

The 43-year-old had just entered the game from the bullpen and was making his 13th and final appearance in the MLB All-Star Game. And the fans knew they were witnessing a piece of baseball history. 

After a lengthy applause -- fellow players included -- Rivera went to work and sat down three straight hitters on just 16 pitches en route to being named MLB All-Star Game MVP in the American League's 3-0 win. 

Take a look at the festivities below: 



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