President Trump Presents Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera – 2:00pm Livestream…

Today President Trump will be recognizing a career of accomplishment by presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former New York Yankee Hall of Fame pitcher Mariano Rivera.  The anticipated start time is 2:00pm EDT.

Update: Video Added

(White House) Today, President Donald J. Trump will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera.  During his 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, Mariano Rivera established himself as the greatest relief pitcher of all time. Signed by the New York Yankees in 1990, Mr. Rivera would become a 13-time All-Star and 5-time World Series champion. He was the first player in the history of the sport to be elected unanimously into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Off the field, through the Mariano Rivera Foundation, he has provided education and inspiration to children from low socioeconomic backgrounds, empowering them to achieve better futures. The United States proudly honors Mariano Rivera for being a legend of the game of baseball and for his commitment to improving America’s communities.

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55 Responses to President Trump Presents Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera – 2:00pm Livestream…

  1. The Boss says:

    Rivera was one of the best. Loved the game and was a well-grounded person. His last game at Fenway Park showed the respect he had earned. Go find the video. It was something. Not quite a presidential medal, but still a great show nevertheless.

    Liked by 8 people

  2. Love The Sandman!!💜

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  3. Sweet! I was a fan from day 1. Great story Mariano tells on his life and coming to the US. Hope we hear some of that in the “Medal of Freedom” presentation.

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  4. amwick says:

    Remember this?

    Clearly VSGPotus knows a winner….

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I am truly curious. I don’t get it. I understand he did it really well but a medal for throwing a baseball? .
    Some please explain this to me.


  6. Have Gun Will Travel says:

    Mariano Rivera is the best relief pitcher in the history of America’s Pastime. Definitely worthy of this recognition and great to see it is President Trump presenting it. Besides being a legendary ball player, he’s also deeply religious, a friendly and giving personality, a patriot, a humble philanthropist, and a great fan and supporter of our military.

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  7. I don’t pretend to know all the reasons but do know Mariano is black, Hispanic, patriotic, and loved by New Yorkers…. might just be poking a finger in the eyes of the libtards.

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  8. Bendix says:

    I love Mariano. I love President Trump.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Bendix says:

    Beautiful, uplifting.
    Unfortunately I got something in my eye during Mariano’s speech.

    What a beautiful family he has.
    I’m sure all the rest of the Yankees are going to enjoy this as much as Mariano.
    God bless America.

    Liked by 5 people

    • livefreeordieguy says:

      Mariano was all dignity and class today… as always… full of gratitude for being an American (2015) and for the country that embraced him and that he embraced so proudly… A great story about learning English and how critical it was to him… Once he did, his “life took off”… One of the all time great American athletes and a true gentleman (and that’s written by a Red Sox fan!).

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  10. ilcon says:

    Nice remarks from Mario.

    Liked by 5 people

  11. Debra says:

    I do believe our VSGPDJT was moved to tears . . .I know I was.

    Really a wonderful presentation ceremony.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Marygrace Powers says:

    Mariano Rivera last game at Yankee Stadium
    Published on Sep 26, 2013

    Mariano Rivera trots in from the bullpen to “Enter Sandman” to take the mound in his final career appearance at Yankee Stadium and receives a to a heartfelt ovation upon exiting his final career game at Yankee Stadium.

    HUGE Yankee fan –

    Can’t help but get choked up
    watching the team pay MR tribute
    on his last game at Yankee Stadium.

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  13. Jim Smith says:

    OH… MARIANO Rivera!
    Never mind!


  14. And whoever did the closed captioning on the video should be fired!


  15. fred5678 says:

    0.17 is like 1/17 — I’ll excuse the math 😉


  16. fred5678 says:

    Fantastic ceremony and a wonderful AMERICAN athlete who is an example to all the spoiled NFL kneelers.

    Liked by 5 people

  17. TwoLaine says:

    They were talking about this on F & F this morning, and the quote they gave from him is that President TRUMP was his friend before he became President and he’s still his friend. He supports him fully.

    That’s what real friends do.

    SO, if you came to the The Tower and held your hand out for $$$ and do not support him, we know who you aren’t. There’s A LONG, LONG LIST FOR THAT.

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  18. sunnyflower5 says:

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  19. ElTocaor says:

    Congrats, Sandman! You’ve earned this Medal just like you have earned all of your other accolades; never giving up, prayer, putting the work in, faith in yourself, your teammates, and faith in God. You’re an inspiration to every generation of baseball fans and players. I’ll especially never forget all the times you put my hapless O’s to sleep! Not that it has been difficult in the past two decades (aside from 2012-2016). Not only are you a great pitcher/closer to emulate, but a man to emulate in all regards. Career WHIP(walks and hits per innings pitched) of 1.0003! Best of the live ball era and 3rd all time. Incredible! Congrats, champ!

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  20. Alex Pazzo says:

    Great pitcher, man, musician and Christian!
    He came to our Church and jammed on his guitar!!

    Liked by 3 people

  21. teeheeman says:

    Awesome baseball player and an even classier person – congrats to Mariano Rivera!

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Bob says:

    Mariano. A class act on and off the field. Now watch the rabid Left attack him

    Liked by 1 person

  23. sunnyflower5 says:

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  24. Patriot1783 says:

    The Sandman was the closer of all closers. Rarely took Mario
    more than an inning to shut the other team down.


  25. mac says:

    Just one more example of President Trump’s big-hearted intelligence. Mr. Rivera is EXACTLY the type of American who should receive this award. This is perfectly in keeping with his awarding of long-overdue Congressional Medals of Honor to heroes of our wars who should have been honored earlier but were not.

    I remember seeing Rivera pitch. I was never a Yankees fan, but I knew that if a team didn’t have it’s runs on the board before Mariano Rivera took the mound, they weren’t getting them. He looked like he was throwing 98 MPH curving aspirin tablets at the batters. Given how poorly they did against him, the batters must have seen things the same way I did!

    With all its problems, we are blessed to live in this country, and doubly blessed to have Donald J. Trump as our President!

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  26. Can’t believe after all those seasons that his career is still over.


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