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Mariano Rivera

New York Yankees' Greatest Relief Pitcher of All Time and Author, The Closer

Mariano Rivera shares his incredible story—from growing up in poverty in Panama to his career as the greatest closing pitcher in baseball history—inspiring audiences around the world with his message of determination to success, faith and hope.

The Closer

During an intimate, moderated interview format, your audience will be astonished with Mariano Rivera’s candor as he shares his story of the championships, the bosses, the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. Rivera discusses his drive to win; shares secrets behind his legendary composure; and stories recounting the development of his skills. He transports his audience with the untold, pitch-by-pitch account of the ninth inning of Game 7 in the 2001 World Series; and why the lowest moment of his career became one of his greatest blessings.

Meet Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera shares his incredible story—from growing up in poverty in Panama to his career as the greatest closing pitcher in baseball history—inspiring audiences around the world with his message of determination to success, faith and hope.

From a very humble upbringing in small fishing village in Panama to his legendary career on America’s most iconic baseball team, the New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera captures audiences around the globe with his incredible humility and his amazing story of achieved potential. He recounts the accomplishment of his lifetime goals, and shares the highs and lows of an amazing 18-year career with the Yankees. The 13-time All Star explains how the urge to excel, which lies dormant in so many of us, led him to achieve success and never let go. Never one to take credit, he attributes his many accomplishments to an unshakeable faith in God and his family, which have also fueled his success in his personal and charitable endeavors. He established the Mariano Rivera Foundation with the hopes of providing better, more accessible healthcare in developing areas. The Foundation is also proud to feature the Annual Incentive Scholarship Program, which provides finances to underprivileged students who show determination to better themselves. In all that he does, Mariano Rivera’s message will inspire any audience to give their all, and to believe in a whole greater than themselves.

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