Mariano Rivera is a former pitcher that played for MLB team, the New York Yankees. Commonly referred to as “Mo” and “Sandman”, Rivera spent his entire 19 season career in New York. In addition to a long list of accolades, Rivera is also known for his composure and reserved demeanor on the field, which has made him one of the most respected players to come out of the league.
The 13-time All-Star and five-time World Series Champ began his career with the Yankees in 1995 as a relief pitcher before making a name in baseball as a closer. Mariano Rivera also earned five American League Rolaids Relief Man Awards and three Delivery Man of the Year Awards. Often noted for throwing one of the league’s toughest fastballs, Rivera is the MLB’s career leader in saves and games finished. Mo is also highly noted for his consistent performance during the postseason, helping the Yankees to multiple World Series titles, alongside Derek Jeter, and earning the World Series MVP in 1999, in addition to the AL Championship MVP in 2003. He also holds a number of postseason records, including lowest ERA and most saves. Upon his retirement, Mariano Rivera was honored across the league and his number 42 will hang in Yankee Stadium forever.
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