Delta renames JFK's Gate 42 after Yankees legend Mariano Rivera

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Before being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Sunday, legendary Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was honored first at John F. Kennedy International Airport. 

On Tuesday, Delta Airlines dedicated Gate 42 at the airport to the closer and renamed it “The Mariano Rivera Gate.”

He also had his No. 42 emblazoned on one of Delta’s planes.

Rivera was the first player in history to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame.

“It tells me, it reinforces that if you do things right, things will go your way,” Rivera says.

Rivera says most of the people that helped him get to where he is will share this weekend's induction with him in Cooperstown.

Delta is a longtime sponsor of the New York Yankees.

 

 

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