KANSAS CITY -- On Yankees closer Mariano Rivera's last day as a player in Kansas City, the Royals gave him a video tribute on the Kauffman Stadium board prior to the game.
Hall of Famer George Brett and Royals general manager Dayton Moore presented Rivera a check from the ballclub for the pitcher's charitable foundation.
Rivera was given a standing ovation by the crowd as he returned to the visitors' dugout.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.