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Mariano Rivera

The Closer

Mariano Rivera The Closer
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Biographical note:

Mariano Rivera is a pitcher for the New York Yankees, where he has played for 19 seasons. He is Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader and a five-time World Champion. He and his wife, Clara, have three sons and live in New York.

Main description:

The memoir from the greatest relief pitcher of all time.

While he is listed along with Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, and DiMaggio as a top-five Yankee of all time, Rivera is also a man of God and family whose contributions to charity and community ensure a meaningful life long after his time as The Closer is over. He is the man who has intimidated thousands of batters by merely opening a bullpen door.

Now he will tell his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The 12-time All-Star will discuss what it's like to run up to that mound with the game--or the season--squarely on his shoulders.

Review quote:

"Mariano Rivera has become a kind of living god of baseball." -- New York Times

Review quote:

"This man is greatness personified.... There has never been anyone like this. And it's likely there never will be." -- ESPN.com

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