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Emmy Kloc; Mariano Rivera

"The Closer; My Story"

November 29, 1969

Mariano Rivera was born in Panama City, Panama, to parents Mariano Rivera Palacios and Delia Jiron.

February 17, 1990

Rivera signed with the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent out of Panama

October 25, 2003

Rivera gets promoted back up to the major leagues

October 7, 2008

Septemtember 23, 2013

Rivera’s fastball suddenly started darting to the left. It was the birth of the now known as the "cutter"

Rivera announces that this will be his last season playing with the Yankees

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Rivera has one older sister, Delia, and two younger brothers, Alvaro and Giraldo. The Rivera family lived in Puerto Caimito, known for fishing.

Rivera had surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow

Aug. 27, 1992

Rivera made his major league debut with as a starter against the Angels in Anaheim

May 23, 1995

Got married to Clara Younce

November 6, 1991

October 4, 1993

First son was born; Mariano Rivera Jr.

Rivera and Derek Jeter were both optioned back to Triple-A

June 11, 1995

June 26, 1995

Rivera won the first of his five World Series championships with the Yankees.

October 26, 1996

June 1997

October 27, 1999

Yankees beat the Braves in World Series and Rivera is named the Series 'Most Valuable Player

October 26, 2000

Won second World Series against the New York Mets

Mariano and Clara River had their second son; Jafet

February 12, 1997

November 4 2001

Yankees lose the the Diamondbacks in the World Series

Mariano and Clara Rivera's third son was born; Jaziel

November 20, 2002

October 21, 1998

The New York Yankees beat the San Diego Padres in the World Series

The Miami Marlins beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. Rivera was named ALCS MVP

September 19, 2011

Rivera had a calcification on his shoulder known as AC joint which he had to have operated on

Rivera retires the Twins in order to pass Hoffman and become baseball’s career saves leader with 602

Rivera pitches his 1,000 career game

Yankees beat the Phillies in the World Series

Rivera recorded his 1,000th career strikeout against the Seattle Mariners

Career save number 500 against the New York Mets

June 28, 2009

September 18, 2009

November 4, 2009

May 5, 2011

Rivera pitches his final and last Allstar game

Comes back from recovery from ACL and goes to spring training

Rivera tears his ACL in his right knee during practice

May 3, 2012

February 13, 2013

March 13, 2013

Rivera makes a emotional farewell at Yankee Stadium, breaking down in tears on the mound in the embraceof Andy Pettitte.

Rivera is honored by the Yankees for his 19 seasons with a ceremony on Mariano Rivera Day. The Yankees add his plaque and number to Monument Park

Rivera recieves tribute at Fenway Park

July 16, 2013

September 15, 2013

September 22, 2013

One of the biggest struggles for Rivera during the beginning of his MLB career was picking up on/ speaking english. He learned speaking english from former teammate Tim Cooper.

"I have nothing to ask for, thanks to God. Everthing I have, God has given me."-Mariano Rivera

Rivera walk up song was "Enter Sandman" by Metalica


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