Clearly a HOF player and he was a guy that helped make it hard to root against the Yankees. I grew up disliking the Yankees int he 70' and 80's. The way the 90's team was built made it hard for me to root against them like I had before. They were built with a core from within that just seemed like solid guys. It was a relief when the salaries went through the roof and then ARod went there and it gave me leave to root against them again. Still can't say anything bad about Rivera however.