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Naming Rights

Mariano brings his A game to the Bronx—again

NEW YORK CITY honored Mariano Rivera last week by renaming River Avenue, a street bordering Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, after the celebrated closer. Rivera may have more saves than anyone in history, but with only one street in his name, he ranks behind many other baseball greats on the alltime list of concrete tributes.

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Number of roadways

Ted Williams 6

Pete Rose 4

Joe DiMaggio 6

Lou Gehrig 3

Hank Aaron 6

Stan Musial 4

Jackie Robinson 8

Ty Cobb 5

Babe Ruth 11

Cy Young 4

Mickey Mantle 8

Willie Mays 5

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

The former owner of the English soccer club Fulham, Mohamed Al Fayed, blamed the team's relegation last week on the removal of a "charmed" statue of Michael Jackson that sat outside the stadium.

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HERB SCHARFMAN FOR SI (AARON)

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UPI/BETTMANN/CORBIS (RUTH)

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