The Story of Mariano Rivera

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  • From Panama to New York
  • Show and Improve
  • 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

Major League Debut

Rivera made his major league debut with a start against the Angels in Anaheim on May 23, 1995. He became the 25th Panamanian player to appear in a major league game. While he struck out the first two men, he didn’t make it to the fourth inning. The game ended with a loss for the Yankees, 10-0. He was sent back to the minors after this game.

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