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Author Rivera, Mariano, 1969-

Title The closer / Mariano Rivera ; with Wayne Coffey.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Little Brown & Company, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS True Stories  TR RIVERA    ---  Available
Description viii, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Prologue -- Fish and consequences -- Water torture -- Two buses, nine pitches -- Gulf Coast revelation -- Worst cut - The call -- Relief and belief -- Shades or '27 -- Spirit and summit -- New York, New York -- The day the world changed -- Trophy -- Plans -- Losses -- Cheers and jeers -- Count me out -- Closing time -- New digs and old feelings -- Passages -- Wounded knee -- Exit Sandman -- Epilogue : Refuge of hope -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary "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 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."-- From publisher description.
Study Program AR RL 6.1 11.0 168800 PCMS.
Subject Rivera, Mariano, 1969-
Relief pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography.
Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Pitching (Baseball)
Added Author Coffey, Wayne R.
ISBN 0316400734
9780316404808 (hardback)
0316404802 (hardback)
9780316284141 (ebook)
9780316284158 (library edition ebook)

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