For Mo, it's good night -- not good luck

Proud, durable and dominant, Mariano Rivera didn't reach 1,000 mark by accident

Updated: May 27, 2011, 9:11 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Fourteen distinguished years after blowing his very first playoff series as a closer, Mariano Rivera still swears Sandy Alomar Jr. was the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.

Alomar's Game 4 homer swung the Division Series in Cleveland's favor, left George Steinbrenner cursing a loss to his hometown team, and inspired his New York Yankees to wonder if they should've stopped their World Series MVP, John Wetteland, from making his free-agent score in Texas.

No, Rivera ...

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