Mariano Rivera received a congratulatory tweet from President Trump on Tuesday night for becoming the first MLB player in history to be unanimously voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The former Yankees closer is currently serving as a co-chair of Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition and has visited the White House at least once in the past to attend an opioid and drug abuse session.
“Congratulations to Mariano Rivera on unanimously being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame!” Trump tweeted. “Not only a great player but a great person. I am thankful for Mariano’s support of the Opioid Drug Abuse Commission and @FitnessGov.”
Trump’s tweet was accompanied by a video of Rivera, which showed him entering the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field to a standing ovation.
Other players to be voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday included Yankee pitcher Mike Mussina, Mariners designated hitter and third baseman Edgar Martinez, and Blue Jays and Phillies ace Roy Halladay — who was killed in a 2017 plane crash.