Blue Jays honor Yankees' Mariano Rivera

The Associated Press
Blue Jays honor Yankees' Mariano Rivera
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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera walks on the field in the Rogers Centre before his team plays the Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Rivera has said he plans to retire after the season and it will be the last game he plays at the stadium. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Mark Blinch)

TORONTO (AP) -- The Blue Jays gave Mariano Rivera something to remember Canada by in his final trip north of the border with the New York Yankees.

Rivera was presented with a carving by Inuit sculptor David Ruben Piqtoukun before Thursday's game between the Yankees and Blue Jays. The carving depicts Kiviuq, a popular hero figure in Inuit legends and stories.

Blue Jays players Jose Bautista, Casey Janssen and Darren Oliver joined Rivera at a table set up in front of the pitcher's mound for the brief pregame ceremony, which also included a highlight montage set to Rivera's entrance music, Metallica's 'Enter Sandman.' Rivera also received a $10,000 donation to his charitable foundation.

The 43-year-old has said he will retire after this season, his 19th in the majors, all with the Yankees. His 652 saves are the most in major league history.