Whether you're a Yankee fan or not, you have to admire the all-time greatest closer in Major League Baseball, number 42, Mariano Rivera. "The Sand Man" announced that he's retiring at the end of the season, and last night was his last appearance at Yankee Stadium.

According to nbcsports.com:

"Mariano Rivera‘s final appearance at Yankee Stadium is in the books. While he didn’t get a save chance, he retired all four batters he faced tonight in a 4-0 loss to the Rays.

Yankee Stadium was buzzing well in advance of his appearance, as loud chants of “Mariano” could be heard while he was warming up. The all-time saves leader entered the game in the top of the eighth inning with runners on first and second and one out. The Yankees had the recorded voice of former public address announcer Bob Sheppard introduce him as he trotted in from the bullpen. Meanwhile, the Rays were all standing in front of the dugout clapping for him. It was quite a scene."

Watch this emotional video of Mariano Rivera, leaving the game with Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte. Thanks "Mo" for alll the great saves, a class act if there ever was one.