July 24, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city the New York Yankees have visited this season. “What I'm getting from these tours is being able to say thank you," Rivera said Tuesday. "To people that work in the stadium, thanks. And that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to make sure that I said thank you for all those people behind the scenes that I can touch and be able to spend a little time with them.
March 19, 2014 |
Kobe Bryant deserves both his contract and a farewell tour as a Laker, according to owner/executive Jeanie Buss. "We never got an opportunity to do the farewell tour for Magic Johnson," Buss said on " Access SportsNet " via Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Early in the season, Bryant agreed to a two-year, $48.5-million contract extension. "Kobe, by signing that deal, will have played 20 years for one organization," said Buss. "I guarantee that won't happen again. ... We don't draft players at 17 anymore.
December 11, 1989 |
Chris Evert turned in a come-from-behind victory Sunday night over her good friend and longtime rival, Martina Navratilova, in the final exhibition match of what is billed as her "farewell tour." Afterward, however, she indicated that there might be plenty of good volleys yet to come. Evert started slow but came back to defeat Navratilova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
May 19, 1989
Jockey Bill Shoemaker, who has ridden 8,799 winners and won more than $120 million in stakes money during an extraordinary career, announced Thursday he will retire next year after a worldwide farewell tour. The tour will begin June 4 in Zurich, Switzerland, and move on through England, Ireland, Holland, West Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Italy, the announcement said. "The Shoe" will return to the United States in July, where he will appear throughout North America until October.
February 17, 1991 |
On March 18, the Philadelphia 76ers will retire Wilt Chamberlain's No. 13 in a ceremony at the Spectrum. In a recent interview with Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stan Hochman, Chamberlain covered a number of topics, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's exit from basketball. Said Wilt: "I never wanted to get involved in anything like what Kareem did, that last farewell trip around the NBA. A real farce. "I remember thinking, 'What is all this bull . . . ?' It was different than Dr.
March 24, 1996 |
Moving on after a 27-year association with the Saint Louis Symphony, Music Director Leonard Slatkin acknowledges that he has mixed feelings about leaving the orchestra, but is "very excited" about the prospects in his new job--leading the National Symphony in Washington. On Slatkin's "Farewell Tour," the 51-year-old American conductor brings the St. Louis ensemble to Arizona and California this month.