04/09: MLB Names American League Delivery Man of the Year Award in Honor of Mariano Rivera

Posted by: Patrick
ESPN.com reports that Major League Baseball is altering the way they present their yearly Major League Baseball Delivery Man Award (given annual to the best relief pitcher in all of baseball, since 2005), creating an award for both the American and National leagues.

More importantly, the American League award will now be called the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award. Meanwhile, the National League edition will be named in honor of Trevor Hoffman.

This is not to be confused with the Rolaids Relief Man Award, which was a statistical award given to a reliever in each league, beginning in 1976. Back in July, Curt Schilling pitched the idea of the Rolaids Relief Man Award being renamed in honor of Rivera.


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