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Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. When discovered, he had never flown in ... Read More

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Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. When discovered, he had never flown in an airplane, had never heard of Babe Ruth, spoke no English and couldn't imagine Tampa, the city where he was headed to begin a career that would become one of baseball's most iconic. What he did know was that he loved his family and his then girlfriend, Clara, that he could trust in the Lord to guide him, and that he could throw a baseball exactly where he wanted to, every time.

In The Closer: My Story Rivera tells the story of the championships, the bosses (including The Boss) and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The thirteen-time All-Star discusses his drive to win, the secrets behind his legendary composure, the story of how he discovered his cut fastball, the untold, pitch-by-pitch account of the ninth inning of Game 7 in the 2001 World Series and why the lowest moment of his career became one of his greatest blessings.

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Page Count: 288
Released: 05/2014

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  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2014
  • UPC: 9780316400732
  • Height: 0
  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Publish Date: May 6, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "BIO026000"
  • ISBN: 0316400734

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