Mariano Rivera :: Biography
Mariano Rivera is a baseball pitcher who completed his play in the 19 seasons of the Major League Baseball. The baseball player was born on the 29th of November in the year 1969 in the Panama City. His family lived in the city of Puerto Caimito. During his childhood times he used to be engaged in sports like soccer and also baseball. He used to play with his friends on the beach side. During his childhood times, he went to the Escuela Victoriano Chacon for his elementary education whereas he attended the La Escuela Secundaria Pedro Pablo Sanchez in order to complete his secondary education. He didn’t got to complete his secondary education as he dropped out from the ninth grade. Until the age of 16 he used to work in the boat which was monitored by his father and used to catch sardines.
Talking about his later life he got engaged with Panama Oeste which was a local baseball team. Although having the nationality as a Panaminian he had the gameplay like a professional American baseball player. Once in a gameplay, Rivera was asked to play instead of the pitcher due to the poor play. He played good enough although he had no experience. After seeing his gameplay by some of the officials he was asked to give a tryout in Yankees. Herb Rayborn who was impressed by the gameplay of the raw talent, asked Rivera to sign a contract. Then on the 17th of February in the year 1990 he was signed along with a bonus of $2500. When Rivera signed his contract, he didn’t knew English and couldn’t speak the language too. He did some small gameplays in the year and later in 1991 he got promotion for the Class A level which was Greensboro Hornet from the South Atlantic League. He got to be in the Class A in a young age where he gave 15 of the 29 games where he pitched in. then a year later in 1992 he again got promoted to Class A-Advanced level which was Fort Lauderdale Yankees which was from the Florida State League.
Rivera began his major leagues in the year 1995 when he was called up by the Yankees. He made his debut against the California Angels on the 23rd of May. His career began to touch the great heights of success after he completed his plays after the first four leagues. The management members of the Yankees was impressed by his gameplay and gave a second thought for opting him out. He has also been one of the expensive baseball player and also has got good salary. Apart from his baseball career he has also given his time in soe other social works too.
Rivera got married to his wife Clara on the 9th of November in the year 1991. The couple has got three children. Rivera and his family used to live in Panama till the year 2000. Then they got shifted to Westchester County, New York. After that they moved to Rye in New York where they currently reside. After his retirement he had got much honor from the baseball field and its cover. Apart from that he has also been honored by many other institutional firms. He was honored by the New York University with the Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his other great works too. The commencement was made on the Yankee Stadium on the 21st of May in the year 2014. He is also a respected figure in the field of baseball while his biography can be found up in wiki. Rivera’s personal updates can be found up in his twitter account.