The Story of Mariano Rivera

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  • 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
  • Relentless Spirit
  • What a Relief

Overcoming Injury

While he was only on the injury list a few times throughout his career, Rivera’s most talked about injury occurred while he was in the minor leagues in 1992. The surgery on his ulnar collateral ligament was confused with Tommy John surgery, which would have required doctors to replace his ligament as oppose to repairing it. 

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