Panamanian Mariano Rivera, a member of the House of Fame, received the Freedom Medal from the hands of United States President Donald Trump at a White House ceremony.
That distinction is the highest recognition accorded by the U.S. government to a civilian and a U.S. citizen.
Moe is the first player to enter the House of Immortals by unanimous decision, after winning a career in majorettes for 20 years, he has won 5 World Series, MVP World Series and has been on 13 Star Games.
Former New York Yankees in an interview at A fox and a friend He has revealed that he has been friends with Trump ever since he was elected president.
"Mr. Trump and I were friends before he was elected. So why is he now president, will I turn his back on him? No, I respect him and think he does his best for the United States."
Trump congratulated Rivera on joining the HOF and thanked him for his accomplishment in the majors and his contributions to society.
"Congratulations to Mariana Rivera, the only one unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame. Not only is he a great player, he is also a great person. "
The ceremony was held this Monday at 2:00 pm (US time), with former basketball players Bob Cousy and Jerry West in attendance. Also present were golfer Tiger Woods.
This afternoon at @WhiteHouse, it was a great honor to present our nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to an American baseball legend @MarianoRivera, Congratulations on this remarkable success, Mo! https://t.co/nzOeqFNb3C
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019