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Mariano Rivera’s Hall of Fame call felt like World Series triumph –

Mariano Rivera never considered himself to be better than any other baseball player.

But six months ago when the Baseball Hall of Fame called to tell him that he was not only welcomed into the Hall, but was the first player ever to be unanimously elected, Rivera took another look at himself.

While sitting in his home in Rye, the 49-year-old former closer was surrounded by his wife, Clara, and three children — Jaziel, Mariano Jr. and Jafet — as well as other friends and family when he was told there was a spot for him in Cooperstown.

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