Yankees honor Mariano Rivera

The Yankees will honor Mariano Rivera, who is baseball's all-time saves leader with 652 career saves (and counting) today. Mo's number 42 has been painted onto the field and a number of ex-Yankees are expected to be in attendance, from Reggie Jackson to Bernie Williams.

The Yankees will also be wearing caps with a special patch to honor Rivera. According to cap-maker New Era, this is the first time an MLB team will be honoring an active player on its cap.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees stands with Metallica, and a customized amplifier given to him by the band, during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees stands with Metallica, and a customized amplifier given to him by the band, during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks out of the bullpen before the game against the San Francisco Giants during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees today with Mariano Rivera Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks out of the bullpen before the game against the San Francisco Giants during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees today with Mariano Rivera Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield of Metallica performs Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during interleague against the San Francisco Giants play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield of Metallica performs Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during interleague against the San Francisco Giants play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada walks back offf the mound with relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a Yankees baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. Rivera, 13-time All-Star closer, is retiring at the end of this season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada walks back offf the mound with relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a Yankees baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. Rivera, 13-time All-Star closer, is retiring at the end of this season
Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada walks back offf the mound with relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a Yankees baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. Rivera, 13-time All-Star closer, is retiring at the end of this season. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Former Yankees manager Joe Torre waves to fans during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Former Yankees manager Joe Torre waves to fans during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees speaks to the crowd during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees speaks to the crowd during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees hugs his teammate Derek Jeter #2 during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees hugs his teammate Derek Jeter #2 during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera responds to the sold-out crowd during ceremonies honoring him before their MLB Interleague baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium in New York September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
Yankees' Rivera responds to the sold-out crowd during ceremonies honoring him before their MLB Interleague baseball game against the Giants in New York
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera responds to the sold-out crowd during ceremonies honoring him before their MLB Interleague baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium in New York September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett (L) of Metallica perform Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett (L) of Metallica perform Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield of Metallica shows off his special guitar pick before they play Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony before an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield of Metallica shows off his special guitar pick before they play Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony before an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield of Metallica waits to perform Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony before an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield of Metallica waits to perform Enter Sandman to honor pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony before an interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield (R) and Robert Trujillo of Metallica play Enter Sandman to honor New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in a pregame ceremony during interleague play against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees today with Mariano Rivera Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: James Hetfield (R) and Robert Trujillo of Metallica play Enter Sandman to honor New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera in a pregame ceremony during interleague play against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees today with Mariano Rivera Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Members of Metallica wait to for their cue to enter the outfield prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York Yankees honored their closing pitcher Mariano Rivera in a pregame ceremony. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Members of Metallica wait to for their cue to enter the outfield prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York Yankees honored their closing pitcher Mariano Rivera in a pregame ceremony. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees poses next to his retired number in Monument Park before the interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees today with Mariano Rivera Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees poses next to his retired number in Monument Park before the interleague game against the San Francisco Giants on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera was honored by the New York Yankees today with Mariano Rivera Day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees and the wife and daughter of Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson (R) and Sharon Robinson (L) watch as a plaque is unveiled in Monument Park prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees and the wife and daughter of Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson (R) and Sharon Robinson (L) watch as a plaque is unveiled in Monument Park prior to the game against the San Francisco Giants during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees speaks next to his family during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees speaks next to his family during the Mariano Rivera Day pregame ceremony during interleague play on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees hugs Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, during the Mariano RIvera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees hugs Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson, during the Mariano RIvera Day pregame ceremony on September 22, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) signs autographs for fans on the field before being honored in a retirement ceremony at Yankees Stadium ahead of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) signs autographs for fans on the field before being honored in a retirement ceremony at Yankees Stadium ahead of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) signs autographs for fans on the field before being honored in a retirement ceremony at Yankees Stadium ahead of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Fans of New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, (42) and starting pitcher Andy Pettitte (46) line up outside Yankee Stadium before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. Pettitte, the winningest active pitcher, is scheduled to pitch what is likely to be his last game as relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, will be honored in a retirement ceremony. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Fans of New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, (42) and starting pitcher Andy Pettitte (46) line up outside Yankee Stadium before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. Pettitte, the winningest active pitcher, is scheduled to pitch what is likely to be his last game as relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, will be honored in a retirement ceremony
Fans of New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, (42) and starting pitcher Andy Pettitte (46) line up outside Yankee Stadium before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in New York. Pettitte, the winningest active pitcher, is scheduled to pitch what is likely to be his last game as relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, will be honored in a retirement ceremony. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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