The closer

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"The memoir from the greatest relief pitcher of all time"

While he is listed along with Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, and DiMaggio as a top-five Yankee of all time, Rivera is also a man of God and family whose contributions to charity and community ensure a meaningful life long after his time as the Closer is over. He is the man who has intimidated thousands of batters by merely opening a bullpen door.

Now he will tell his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including "the "Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The twelve-time all-star will discuss what it s like to run up to that mound with the game or the season squarely on his shoulders."

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Grouped Work ID b3d182ff-7f9f-385d-c505-10c4cb451c7d
Grouping Title closer
Grouping Author rivera mariano
Grouping Category book
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display_description "Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend"--
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subject_facet Baseball players -- Panama -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Rivera, Mariano, -- 1969- -- Juvenile literature
title_display The closer
title_full The Closer, The closer / Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey ; adapted for young readers by Sue Corbett
title_short The closer
topic_facet Baseball players, Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Rivera, Mariano