Mariano Rivera - The Closer - Little, Brown Book Group

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    • ISBN:9780316400749
    • Publication date:28 May 2015

The Closer

My Story

By Mariano Rivera

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  • £5.99

A middle grade adaptation of Mariano Rivera's adult memoir.

Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, DiMaggio...Rivera. A top-five Yankee of all time, Mariano Rivera is the man who has intimidated thousands of batters by merely opening a bullpen door.

Now, in an edition for young readers, he will tell his story for the first time: from a childhood in Panama, to the championships, the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The 12 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.

Biographical Notes

Mariano Rivera is a pitcher for the New York Yankees, where he has played for 19 seasons. He is Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader and a five-time World Champion. He and his wife, Clara, have three sons and live in New York.

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  • ISBN: 9780316284134
  • Publication date: 25 Feb 2016
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers US
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