New York Sports: Ranking the Top 25 Athletes of 2014

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Sep 21, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann (34) and New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson (30) shake hands after a 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

19.) David Robertson

After the Yankees had their long-time closer Mariano Rivera retire, the responsibility of filling in for him was bestowed on to David Robertson, and he did very well as the Yankees’ closer in 2014.

Robertson finished the 2014 season with 39 saves, a 4-5 record an ERA at a good 3.08 mark. In 2015 however, Robertson will no longer be the closer for the Yankees, as after his good season of being the successor to Rivera, Robertson was signed by the Chicago White Sox, and will now be their closer for next season.

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