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Mariano Rivera to receive commissioner's award before World Series Game 2

Yankees star Mariano Rivera will receive the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award Thursday.

By Veronica Linares
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Mariano Rivera to receive commissioner's award before World Series Game 2
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera reacts when he comes out of the game in the 9th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 26, 2013. Rivera's hall of fame career will end at the completion of the 2013 season and every save now could be his last. He will finnish his career as the all time MLB leader in saves. UPI//John Angelillo | License Photo

(UPI) -- Retired New York Yankee Mariano Rivera will be honored with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award before Game 2 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

The former relief pitcher, who threw his last ever pitch on September 26, will receive the award from MLB Commissioner Bud Selig during a press conference scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT. The 43-year-old star will attend the event with his wife and two children per MLB's press release.

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Ken Griffey Jr. was the last player to receive the award, which was created to honor important figures in baseball.

The Panama native is MLB's all-time leader in saves and posted a 2.11 ERA in 2013, his final season at the MLB.

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