Mariano Rivera was well known as names such as The Great One, The Sandman, The Hammer of God and Mo. He is one of the best closing pitchers in the history of the game of the baseball. He was born on November 29 in 1969. Belonging to the Panama City Mariano grew up in the wrong village of Puerto Caimito.
From the beginning of his childhood, he was interested in playing baseball. It was one of his hobbies. Those times he used to play with his friends, but they didn’t have equipment such as gloves, bats, and baseballs to play. But they found substitute for each of the equipment and used to play with them. He also used to work with his father who is a fisherman.
At the age of 16, he got his graduation. During his school days, he used to be one of the finest players in the school. And in 1990 he started with the New York Yankee. Early in his career he faced many challenges and struggled a lot as a starting pitcher and later on he was converted to a relief pitcher. He used to face lots of difficulties because of the language.
His English was destitute due to which he wasn’t able to communicate properly. But later on, he learned English as he realized none of his teammates spoke his native Spanish. He thinks that it was very necessary for one to learn the language to bridge the cultural gap. Also, he believes in God, and he converted from Catholicism to Pentecostal faith.
He stands tall at the height of six feet and two inch which is 1.88m. His net worth is estimated to be around $90 million. He has achieved so many things in his life. This includes earning net worth as a right-handed pitcher for New York Yankees in Major League Base.
Going through his achievement, in 1996 he was the Yankees’ closer after a breakthrough season as a setup man. He was awarded five American League (AL) Rolaids Relief Man Awards and also three of the Delivery Man of the Year Awards.
In 1999, he was named as the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP). He is also known for his records as the lowest earned run average of 0.70, and most save 42. He has also done philanthropic works building schools for children and giving them all the resources for developing. His foundation helps underprivileged children with education.
He has also published his book ‘the closer’ which is based on his life. He played his last game at Yankee stadium in 2013.
Talking about his personal life, he is married to his wife named Clara Rivera. They have known each other since their school days. They got married in 1991 on November. They have three children.
They are Mariano Rivera, Daniel Rivera, and Jafet Rivera. All of them used to live in Panama hill till 2000. Currently they reside in Rye, New York. His sons are also athletic. They must have been influenced by their father.
His relationship with his wife seems to be very fine as there is no such rumor of any fights and queries between them. And there is no chance of divorce. Similarly, he also likes to keep his personal life apart from professional one, so there is no enough information about his own affairs. One cannot find much about his own life on Internet.
More information about River stats can be accessed in wiki and other social networking sites. He is active on Facebook and Twitter. He has number of fan followers on Twitter. They get updates from Rivera through these locations.