Mariano's last goodbye in New York

He didn't have a save opportunity, but Mariano Rivera got four outs and a lot of love in his final game at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera acknowledges fans after receiving gifts prior to his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, for a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in New York. Rivera is retiring at the end of the season. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

New York Yankees Rivera runs from the bullpen to the mound as he enters the game against the Tampa Bay Rays during their MLB American League game in New York

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera runs from the bullpen to the mound as he enters the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning of their MLB American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 26, 2013. It was Rivera's final appearance at the Stadium as he is retiring at the end of the season. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees is handed the ball by Manager Joe Girardi #28 to pitch for the final time at Yankee Stadium in the eigth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eigth inning during their game on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eigth inning during their game on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning of his final appearance in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The crowd stands, cheers and takes photos as New York Yankees relief pitcher Rivera enters the game against the Tampa Bay Rays during their MLB American League game in New York

The crowd stands, cheers and takes photos as New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera enters the game against the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning of their MLB American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 26, 2013. It was Rivera's final appearance at the Stadium as he is retiring at the end of the season. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after leaving the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning during their game on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after leaving the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning during their game on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after leaving the game against the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning during their game on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees salutes the fans after he is pulled from the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees salutes the fans after he is pulled from the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees salutes the fans after he is pulled from the game in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the crowd and the Tampa Bay Rays as they applaud him as he leaves in MLB game in New York

New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera tips his cap to the crowd and the Tampa Bay Rays (rear) as they applaud him as he leaves the game in the ninth inning of their MLB American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, September 26, 2013. It was Rivera's final appearance at the Stadium as he is retiring at the end of the season. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)