The Closer: Young Readers Edition   -     By: Mariano Rivera
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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers / 2016 / Paperback

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* Rivera's "grand slam" memoir---now in a tweens' edition! From his childhood in Panama to his career with the New York Yankees, Rivera shares his story of championships, rivalries, struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and importance of his Christian faith. Includes "Notes from Mo." Ages 8 to 12. 336 pages, softcover from Little, Brown.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0316284130
ISBN-13: 9780316284134

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Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle.

One day, that all changed.

From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story.

Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer: Young Readers Edition is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend.

Author Bio

Mariano Rivera was a New York Yankee for nineteen seasons. He is Major League Baseball's all-time saves and postseason ERA leader, a thirteen-time All-Star, and a five-time world champion. He and his wife, Clara, have three sons and live in New York.

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"A must for young baseball fans."—School Library Journal

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