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The Closer

The Closer
Author: Mariano Rivera
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316400750
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The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball. Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didn't even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When discovered, he had never flown in an airplane, had never heard of Babe Ruth, spoke no English, and couldn't imagine Tampa, the city where he was headed to begin a career that would become one of baseball's most iconic. What he did know: that he loved his family and his then girlfriend, Clara, that he could trust in the Lord to guide him, and that he could throw a baseball exactly where he wanted to, every time. With astonishing candor, Rivera tells the story of the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The thirteen-time All-Star discusses his drive to win; the secrets behind his legendary composure; the story of how he discovered his cut fastball; 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. In The Closer, Rivera takes readers into the Yankee clubhouse, where his teammates are his brothers. But he also takes us on that jog from the bullpen to the mound, where the game -- or the season -- rests squarely on his shoulders. We come to understand the laserlike focus that is his hallmark, and how his faith and his family kept his feet firmly on the pitching rubber. Many of the tools he used so consistently and gracefully came from what was inside him for a very long time -- his deep passion for life; his enduring commitment to Clara, whom he met in kindergarten; and his innate sense for getting out of a jam. When Rivera retired, the whole world watched -- and cheered. In The Closer, we come to an even greater appreciation of a legend built from the ground up.
The Closer
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mariano Rivera
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-06 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball. Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he
The Closer
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Cal Ripken Jr.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-04 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The final book in the out-of-the-park series by legendary short-stop and a veteran sportswriter Cal Ripkin. Danny Connolly is a back-up pitcher with the Dulaney Orioles. He knows what that means: not good enough to start. When he does get into games, he hasn't exactly been the shut-down reliever the
The Closer
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Rhonda Nelson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-20 - Publisher: Harlequin
Subject: Griffin Wicklow, aka "The Closer" Current Status: To protect stunning jeweler and a priceless piece of…lingerie? Ranger Security has just assigned former ranger Griff Wicklow to protect a priceless diamond-encrusted bra. And while Griff has more experience removing bras than protecting them, his job is about to get even
The Closer You Get
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Kristi Gold
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-01 - Publisher: Harlequin
Taking their romance on the road? Camille Carson has known performers like Brett Taylor—arrogant, egotistical, incapable of commitment. And Brett, the Texas cowboy turned country music superstar, is no different. She knows that…even if he makes her feel as though she's the only woman in the room when he starts
The Closer He Gets
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Janice Kay Johnson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Harlequin
She can't save herself…but he can It took the twenty-fifth anniversary of his kid sister's death to bring Zach Carter home. Determined to solve her murder with his training as a homicide detective, he discovers that his estranged brother has beaten him to the punch and is already on the
The Closer You Get
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Mary Torjussen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-21 - Publisher: Canelo
Is a marriage worth saving – whatever the cost? Ruby didn’t plan to have an affair. She doesn’t love her husband, but wouldn’t set out to steal someone else’s. Yet when she met Harry they simply couldn’t keep apart. Now, she’s brave enough to leave her marital home and start
The Closer: Young Readers Edition
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Mariano Rivera
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-02 - Publisher: Hachette UK
The legendary, record-breaking Hall of Fame pitcher tells his inspiring story 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
Quicklet on The Closer Season 1
Language: en
Pages: 38
Authors: Valerie Kalfrin
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-15 - Publisher: Hyperink Inc
The Closer introduced TV mystery fans to the prickly and intense Brenda Leigh Johnson, a brilliant CIA-trained interrogator recruited by L.A.P.D. Assistant Chief Will Pope to head a new homicide squad for high-profile cases. Johnson's thin veneer of Southern charm often cracks as she hones in on a suspect, but
The Closer We Get, the Clearer the Vision
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: James Moody
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: WestBow Press
Worldwide turmoil and chaos have caused many to turn to biblical prophecy for answers only to become confused. They then turn to those who profess to understand those prophecies and become even more confused because of the many different opinions. Perhaps there is something major wrong with our understanding of
The Bigger the Hair, the Closer to God
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Sue Buchanan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-07 - Publisher: Revell
For every woman with a big-haired lady buried inside them, it's time to live large and unleash the authentic person God created you to be. Sue Buchanan, everybody's favorite cheerleader, tells it like it is as she exhorts her beloved readers to look at their life story through a new