Twins give Mariano Rivera rocking chair made of broken bats

Twins give Mariano Rivera rocking chair made of broken bats

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Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees is presented with a rocking chair made out of broken bats by manager Ron Gardenhire #35, Justin Morneau #33 and Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins before the game on July 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Before their game Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins gave New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera a retirement gift – a rocking chair made mostly of broken bats.

It was presented in a pre-game ceremony in Minnesota.

An inscription on the chair reads, “Chair of Broken Dreams.” Rivera is known for breaking the bats of several foes during a career that is sure to land him in the Hall of Fame.

"I was expecting someone to do something like that with broken bats, but that was, that was awesome," said Rivera. "That was great. That was wonderful. Made me laugh a lot.”

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