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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
1 Has three sons with wife Clara: Mariano Jr., Jafet, and Jaziel.
2 Made the last pitch in the final game at Yankee Stadium in 2008.
3 He is the last active MLB player to wear the uniform number 42, which was retired throughout baseball in 1997 in honor of Jackie Robinson.
4 Made major league debut on 23 May 1995.
5 Pitcher with the New York Yankees, 1995 - present.
6 Has only blown one save in his career in the world series which was against the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.
7 On 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.
8 1999 World Series MVP with three saves.
9 He has blown 2 saves against the Boston Red Sox which made them overcome a 3-0 deficit to win the 2004 ALCS.
10 Considered 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.
11 2003 American League Championship Series MVP.
12 New York Yankees All-Time Saves Leader (412).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Closers 2010 TV Movie Guest

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Henry & Me 2014 Himself (voice)
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself - Retired Baseball Pitcher
The Daily Show 2014 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes Sports 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Former Pitcher (segment "Game Used")
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sunday Night Baseball 1995-2013 TV Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
New York Yankees Victory Parade 2009 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2009 TV Series Himself - At the World Series / Himself - At Yankees Spring Training
Yankeeography 2009 TV Series Himself
2009 MLB All-Star Game 2009 TV Special Himself - New York Yankees - Amerian league Relief Pitcher
The NBA on TNT 2009 TV Series Himself
Prime 9 2009 TV Series Himself
2008 MLB All-Star Game 2008 TV Special Himself - AL Relief Pitcher, New York Yankees
2006 MLB All-Star Game 2006 TV Special Himself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony 2005 Video documentary Himself
2005 MLB All-Star Game 2005 TV Special Himself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
2004 American League Championship Series 2004 TV Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
2004 MLB All-Star Game 2004 TV Special Himself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
2003 American League Championship Series 2003 TV Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
2002 MLB All-Star Game 2002 TV Special Himself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
2001 World Series 2001 TV Movie Himself (New York Yankees Pitcher)
2001 American League Championship Series 2001 TV Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher / Himself - New york Yankees Pitcher
2001 MLB All-Star Game 2001 TV Special Himself
2000 Official World Series 2000 Video documentary Himself (New York Yankees Pitcher)
2000 American League Championship Series 2000 TV Mini-Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
2000 MLB All-Star Game 2000 TV Special Himself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
1999 American League Championship Series 1999 TV Mini-Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1999 MLB All-Star Game 1999 TV Special Himself
1998 World Series 1998 TV Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1998 American League Championship Series 1998 TV Mini-Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1997 MLB All-Star Game 1997 TV Special Himself - AL Relief Pitcher: New York Yankees
1996 World Series 1996 TV Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
1996 American League Championship Series 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2013 TV Series Himself - New York Yankees Pitcher
Prime 9 2011 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Rome Is Burning 2007 TV Series Himself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nine Innings from Ground Zero 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself

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


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