The Story of Mariano Rivera

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  • 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
  • Major League Debut

An All-Star Is Born

Rivera’s game continued to improve over the next few years, but no one would predict that he would become one of the best athletes of all time. He was picked for the first of 13 All-Star teams in 1997. His first four All-Star Game saves are a Major League Baseball record.

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