Mariano Rivera has been so giving of his time and has displayed such class and has graciously met with fans across the Major Leagues this season, I felt compelled to do something to try to give back to him for all he has meant to baseball.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
In acknowledgement of Mariano Rivera's Hall of Fame career, Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 West 33rd St.) will donate the proceeds from the sales of its new "Broken Bat Burger" -- Foley's bacon cheeseburger cut in half -- for the entire month of September 2013.
Additionally, Foley's will rename itself Mariano's during the Yankees' final home stand of 2013 (Friday, Sept. 20th -- Thursday, Sept. 26th). The popular Irish pub, similarly renamed itself "Chipper's" during retiring Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones's last game in New York.
"As a Yankee fan and someone who loves baseball, I wanted to do something to thank Mariano Rivera for the joy he has brought to this city and to the game overall," said Shaun Clancy, owner of Foley's, recognized as the ‘Top Sports Bar’ in New York by Yahoo! earlier this year. "Since Mariano has broken many bats with his famed cutter, we are naming our top-selling bacon cheeseburger the 'Broken Bat Burger' and cutting it in half when served. We will donate all the proceeds of the sales of the burger to the Mariano Rivera Foundation at the end of September."
With 647 saves (and counting), Rivera far outpaces Trevor Hoffman (601), who ranks second all-time, and Joe Nathan, who is second among active pitchers and trails by more than 300 saves. Universally recognized as baseball's greatest reliever, the life-long Yankee redefined the closer's role, and his many accomplishments include five World Series Championships, a World Series MVP award in 1999, and 13 All-Star selections. He was honored at the 2013 Mid-Summer Classic with a standing ovation from both fans and his fellow All-Stars.
"Mariano Rivera has been so giving of his time and has displayed such class and has graciously met with fans across the Major Leagues this season, I felt compelled to do something to try to give back to him for all he has meant to baseball," Clancy added. "His foundation helps provide education, food, and supplies to local communities in New York and in his native Panama. I'm proud to support his charitable efforts."
Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 W. 33rd St.) is a popular destination among athletes, sports executives, media, and fans, Foley's is located across from the Empire State Building. It features walls adorned with more than 3,000 autographed balls, hundreds of bobbleheads, game-worn jerseys, stadium seats and other artifacts that make it one of the best sports bars in America. Foley's is also home of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame. For more info, call (212) 290-0080 or visit http://www.foleysny.com, Facebook http://www.facebook.com/FoleysNYPub or Twitter @foleysny.