New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is receiving another honor: a city street named after him. Rivera retired from baseball at the end of this past season.
The AP reports that the City Council voted Tuesday to co-name one block of River Avenue in the Bronx after him. The block is right outside Yankee Stadium.
Traditionally, the AP reports, a city street can only be co-named after someone who is deceased. But exceptions can be made. Rivera spent his entire 19-year career with the Yankees. He is Major League Baseball’s all-time leader in saves and won five World Series championships. He is widely considered the best closer in the sport’s history, the AP reports.