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Full Name: Mariano Rivera Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/168 First Game: May 23, 1995
Birthdate: November 29, 1969 MLB Experience: 12 years
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama, Mariano Rivera (Mariano Rivera), nicknamed "Mo," "Sandman," and "The Hammer of God," played for the New York Yankees for his entire 12 year career. Rivera broke into the bigs on May 23, 1995 with the New York Yankees, and put up a 5.51 ERA in 67 innings pitched in 1995, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Mariano Rivera's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2004, when he posted a 1.94 ERA, notched 53 saves and struck out 66 batters. However, others believe that it was 2005, when he posted a 1.38 ERA, notched 43 saves and struck out 80 batters.

Scouting Report

Rivera has made his living off of one pitch—the cutter. It breaks fast and in, and few hitters in the league can hit it. His fastball hits 92-94 mph and tops off at 96-98 mph.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1995 NY A 19 10 5 3 5.51 51 43 41 0 0 0 67 71 11 30 0 0 2
1996 NY A 61 0 8 3 2.09 130 25 25 0 0 5 107.2 73 1 34 3 1 2
1997 NY A 66 0 6 4 1.88 68 17 15 0 0 43 71.2 65 5 20 6 2 0
1998 NY A 54 0 3 0 1.91 36 13 13 0 0 36 61.1 48 3 17 1 0 1
1999 NY A 66 0 4 3 1.83 52 15 14 0 0 45 69 43 2 18 3 2 3
2000 NY A 66 0 7 4 2.85 58 26 24 0 0 36 75.2 58 4 25 3 2 0
2001 NY A 71 0 4 6 2.34 83 24 21 0 0 50 80.2 61 5 12 2 1 1
2002 NY A 45 0 1 4 2.74 41 16 14 0 0 28 46 35 3 11 2 1 2
2003 NY A 64 0 5 2 1.66 63 15 13 0 0 40 70.2 61 3 10 1 0 4
2004 NY A 74 0 4 2 1.94 66 17 17 0 0 53 78.2 65 3 20 3 0 5
2005 NY A 71 0 7 4 1.38 80 18 12 0 0 43 78.1 50 2 18 0 0 4
2006 NY A 63 0 5 5 1.80 55 16 15 0 0 34 75 61 3 11 4 0 5
2007 NY A 67 0 3 4 3.15 74 25 25 0 0 30 71.1 68 4 12 2 1 6
Total 787 10 62 44 2.35 857 270 249 0 0 443 953 759 49 238 30 10 35

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1995 NY A P 19 10 67 2 14 0 1 0 1 5 2 1 1.000
1996 NY A P 61 0 107.2 4 13 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1.000
1997 NY A P 66 0 71.2 11 9 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 1.000
1998 NY A P 54 0 61.1 3 14 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1.000
1999 NY A P 66 0 69 12 10 0 2 0 4 4 0 0 1.000
2000 NY A P 66 0 75.2 8 15 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 1.000
2001 NY A P 71 0 80.2 17 15 1 0 0 2 3 3 0 .970
2002 NY A P 45 0 46 3 6 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 .818
2003 NY A P 64 0 70.2 4 15 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 .905
2004 NY A P 74 0 78.2 9 31 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 .976
2005 NY A P 71 0 78.1 7 22 0 1 0 1 6 3 0 1.000
2006 NY A P 63 0 75 7 18 0 1 0 1 3 3 0 1.000
2007 NY A P 67 0 71.1 6 10 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1.000
Total P 787 10 953 93 192 6 9 0 14 46 18 4 .979

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1995 NY A 19 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 NY A 61 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 NY A 66 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 NY A 54 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 NY A 66 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 NY A 66 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 NY A 71 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 NY A 45 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 NY A 64 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 NY A 74 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 NY A 71 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 NY A 63 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2007 NY A 67 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 787 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by New York Yankees (February 17, 1990).

Trivia

  • Rivera is a cousin of former Yankee Ruben Rivera.
  • Mariano Rivera has saved four all-star games in his career (1997, 2005, 2006, 2009), the most by any closer.
  • Over the course of his professional career, Rivera learned English. He is now a proponent of Latino players learning English and of American press members learning Spanish, in order to bridge the cultural gap.
  • Rivera is a devout Christian. He maintains that God has a reason for everything that happens. For example, Rivera found his failure in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series easier to deal with when he learned of the consequences it had on a teammate. Had the Yankees won Game 7 and the World Series, Enrique Wilson would have flown home to the Dominican Republic and been aboard the deadly American Airlines Flight 587. "I am glad we lost the World Series," Rivera told Wilson, "because it means that I still have a friend." Rivera's pitching glove is inscribed "Phil. 4:13", in reference to the Bible verse Philippians 4:13 ("I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me").
  • Rivera is a partner in a restaurant in New Rochelle, New York called "Mo's New York Grill". He is also involved with philanthropic contributions in his native Panama, which include building an elementary school and a church, providing Christmas gifts to children, and developing a program that provides computer access and adult mentors to youths.
  • Rivera is signed to an endorsement deal with sports apparel company Nike, Inc.

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