Early Life • Mariano Rivera was born on November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama. He has 2 brothers and 1 sister. Mariano le gustajugar al fútbol. He wanted to be a soccer player when he was older. His dad made him work for on his boat and catch shrimp.
Early Life • He didn’t have to work anymore once his boat capsized. He and his friends started to play baseball, but they had to make their own equipment. They made their own gloves, ball and bat. Empezaron a amar el juego.
Career • His professional baseball career started in straight out of high school the Yankees recruited him to play in their minor league system. Quecomenzó en el GolfoCoast Liga .
Career • In the next few seasons he was promoted to Single A, Double A and Triple A minor league systems. In 19995, he made his major league debut for the Yankees. He played with the Yankees every season since then. El todavíaestájugandodesdeentonces.
Stats • Mariano has 1,119 career strikeouts which is 10th all-time for the Yankees. He has 608 total saves in his career. Éles el primerotodos los tiempos en esacategoría. He only let up 65 homeruns in 1219.2 innings pitched.
Stats • Since he is a closer almost all his career, he only has 10 starts which came in the 1995 season. His era over his career is 2.21. Es uno de los mejorescerradores de todos los tiempos.
Achievements • Es un tiempo de 12 All-star. He won the world series 5 times. Ganó el hombre alivio AL del año 5 vece. In 1999 he won the world series MVP. He led the league in saves 3 times. He also is the delivery man of the year 3 times.