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Mariano Rivera

Biography

Legendary NY Yankees relief pitcher who was simply a 13-time MLB All-Star as well as the 2000 World Series MVP. He arranged the MLB record for profession will save with 652 and it is widely thought to be the best nearer ever. He used dairy cartons and tree branches to try out baseball while developing up in Panama. He was authorized as a beginning pitcher from the Yankees, however the team discovered that he was far better suited appearing out of the bullpen. He previously three sons, Mariano Jr, Jafet, and Jaziel, along with his wife Clara. He earned 5 Globe Series Tournament alongside shortstop Derek Jeter for the Yankees.

Quick Facts


Full Name Mariano Rivera
Salary 15 million USD
Date Of Birth November 29, 1969
Place Of Birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.88 m
Weight 88 kg
Profession Baseball Player
Nationality Panamanian
Spouse Clara Rivera
Children Mariano Rivera Jr, Jaziel Rivera, Jafet Rivera
Parents Delia Rivera, Mariano Riviera Sr.
Siblings Alvaro Rivera, Delia Rivera, Giraldo Rivera
Nominations Best Moment ESPY Award, Best Comeback Athlete ESPY Award, Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award
Movies Yankeeography: Vol. 2
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Has three sons with wife Clara: Mariano Jr., Jafet, and Jaziel.
2Made the last pitch in the final game at Yankee Stadium in 2008.
3He is the last active MLB player to wear the uniform number 42, which was retired throughout baseball in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson.
4Made major league debut on 23 May 1995.
5Pitcher with the New York Yankees, 1995 - present.
6Has only blown one save in his career in the world series which was against the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.
7On the 1997 American League Division Series, the Yankees were leading 2-1 against the Cleveland Indians with 5 outs away in the 8th inning to go to the ALCS. Sandy Alomar Jr. hit the tying home run off of his fast ball and the Indians won that game 3-2. The Yankees got eliminated the game after.
81999 World Series MVP with three saves.
9He has blown 2 saves against the Boston Red Sox which made them overcome a 3-0 deficit to win the 2004 ALCS.
10Considered one of the best relievers in Major League history and a crucial component on the Yankees championship teams, Mariano Rivera was almost a Seattle Mariner. In early 1996 with Derek Jeter struggling at shortstop, Rivera, who had an unimpressive 5.51 ERA the year before, was almost traded to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for Felix Fermin. Fermin was a light-hitting shortstop who was released by the Mariners later in the season and signed by the Yankees, only to be cut two weeks later. This, without a doubt, would have been one of the worst trades in Major League history. Not only would the Yankees have given the Mariners a Hall of Famer in Rivera but it also may have affected the development of Jeter, who would have been demoted to the minor leagues.
112003 American League Championship Series MVP.
12New York Yankees All-Time Saves Leader (412).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Closers2010TV MovieGuest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Henry & Me2014Himself (voice)
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Retired Baseball Pitcher
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes Sports2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Pitcher (segment "Game Used")
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sunday Night Baseball1995-2013TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
New York Yankees Victory Parade2009TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - At the World Series / Himself - At Yankees Spring Training
Yankeeography2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 MLB All-Star Game2009TV SpecialHimself - New York Yankees - Amerian league Relief Pitcher
The NBA on TNT2009TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92009TV SeriesHimself
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - AL Relief Pitcher, New York Yankees
2006 MLB All-Star Game2006TV SpecialHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself
2005 MLB All-Star Game2005TV SpecialHimself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
2004 American League Championship Series2004TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHimself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
2003 American League Championship Series2003TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
2002 MLB All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
2001 World Series2001TV MovieHimself (New York Yankees Pitcher)
2001 American League Championship Series2001TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher / Himself - New york Yankees Pitcher
2001 MLB All-Star Game2001TV SpecialHimself
2000 Official World Series2000Video documentaryHimself (New York Yankees Pitcher)
2000 American League Championship Series2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
2000 MLB All-Star Game2000TV SpecialHimself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
1999 American League Championship Series1999TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1999 MLB All-Star Game1999TV SpecialHimself
1998 World Series1998TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1998 American League Championship Series1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1997 MLB All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
1996 World Series1996TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1996 American League Championship Series1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself - New York Yankees Pitcher
Prime 92011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2007TV SeriesHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Nine Innings from Ground Zero2004TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Trademark
1Metallica's "Enter Sandman" is his trademark song which is played everytime he comes out of the bullpen.


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