Ex-Yankee Mariano Rivera to open car dealership in Port Jeff Station

Former Yankees closest Mariano Rivera is set to be an opener.

The Baseball Hall of Fame is set to open its new car dealership at Port Jefferson Station Saturday at noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free car washes.

Rivera, 52, a Panama native who retired from baseball in 2013 after a stellar 19-year career that included five World Series championships, plans to attend the ceremony, which is open to the public, according to a statement. Press. Attempts to contact him were unsuccessful.

“I am thrilled to bring my business to the Port Jefferson Station community,” Rivera said in the release, adding, “It means a lot to be able to get involved in the area.”

Mariano Rivera Honda on Route 112 features new and used cars and sport utility vehicles for sale or lease, as well as a service and parts department.

A voicemail greeting calls the company “your Hall of Fame Honda dealer”.

Rivera also owns a car dealership in Mount Kisco, Westchester County.

The groundbreaking ceremonies will include free car washes for Honda owners and a free first oil change, store officials said in the statement. The draws will be held for a three-year lease and three years of vehicle service, they said.

Rivera holds Major League Baseball’s all-time saves record with 652 and was named to 13 All-Star teams while playing his entire career with the Yankees.

He was the first player unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame when he was inducted in 2019.