The Story of Mariano Rivera

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  • Major League Debut
  • Relentless Spirit
  • What a Relief
  • An All-Star Is Born
  • Topping the Charts
  • Overcoming Injury
  • World Series Performance
  • Road to Retirement
  • 42 Is Put to Rest
  • Life After Baseball
  • Mariano Rivera, a Baseball Legend
  • From Fisherman to Baseball Star
  • From Local to Major League
  • From Panama to New York
  • Show and Improve

What a Relief

Rivera’s ability to excel as a reliever was seen in 1995 when the Yankees played Seattle at the Division Series. He didn’t allow a run, stranded all six runners he inherited and struck out eight against a walk and three hits, according to Sports Illustrated.

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