Yankees' Mariano Rivera receives Medal of Freedom from President Trump

WASHINGTON (WABC) -- Yankees great Mariano Rivera accepted another honor Monday.

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump during a White House ceremony on Monday.

It comes after Rivera became the first player unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Yankees ace also has a history with President Trump, whom he calls a friend.

Rivera took part in the White House Sports and Fitness Day last year and was named co-chair of the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

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