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Panamanian baseball player

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Mariano Rivera: Panamanian baseball player
Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian-American former professional baseball pitcher who played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1995 to 2013. Nicknamed "Mo" and "Sandman", he spent most of his career as a relief pitcher and served as the Yankees' closer for 17 seasons. A thirteen-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, he is MLB's career leader in saves (652) and games finished (952). Rivera won five American League (AL) Rolaids Relief Man Awards and three Delivery Man of the Year Awards, and he finished in the top three in voting for the AL Cy Young Award four times. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its class of 2019 in his first year of eligibility, and was the first player ever to be elected unanimously by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

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Mariano Rivera defends support of President Donald Trump on 'Fox & Friends'

Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera responds to critics: "I respect what (Trump) does and I believe he's doing the best for the United States of America."
USATODAY.com - Published

Baseball Hall of Fame honors Mariano Rivera, other inductees

Rivera was the first player unanimously voted into the Hall by the Baseball Writers' Association of America
CBS News - Published

2019 Baseball Hall of Fame: Mariano Rivera leads icons into Cooperstown

The 2019 Hall of Fame inductees include Mariano Rivera, Lee Smith, Edgar Martinez, Mike Mussina, Harold Baines and the late Roy Halladay.
USATODAY.com - Published

Enter Sandman: Hall of Fame weekend in Cooperstown belongs to Mariano Rivera

Rivera, whose 652 career saves are the most of all time, was the first player to ever receive 100% of the Hall of Fame vote.
USATODAY.com - Published

'It takes a special person': Baseball Hall of Fame finally home to Mariano Rivera and history's great closers

With Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith being inducted, the Baseball Hall of Fame can say it has the best of the best closers.
USATODAY.com - Published

Harper, Red Sox draw cheers, deGrom delivers on opening day

Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox began the defense of their World Series crown and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium
USATODAY.com - Published

Mariano Rivera calls child support allegations 'unfounded'

Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in native Panama that he has failed to provide support for two sons he had outside his marriage.
USATODAY.com - Published

Mariano Rivera awed by his first Hall of Fame visit

Former New York Yankees star reliever Mariano Rivera was awed on Friday in his first visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame
USATODAY.com - Published

To Hall of Famers, baseball has transformed at dizzying pace

Baseball has transformed at dizzying speed since Edgar Martinez took his final swing and Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay threw their final pitches
USATODAY.com - Published

Mariano Rivera's amazing journey to the Baseball Hall of Fame

New York Yankee Mariano Rivera is headed to Cooperstown after becoming baseball's first unanimous selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But he didn't always want to play baseball. Jeff Glor..
CBS News - Published

Mariano Rivera is Hall of Fame bound after amazing journey to MLB

Rivera, 49, is the first unanimous selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and will be enshrined this summer
CBS News - Published

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez and Mussina elected to MLB Hall of Fame

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

President Donald Trump congratulates Mariano Rivera on Baseball Hall of Fame induction

After becoming the first player unanimously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Rivera got a shoutout from Trump, a longtime admirer.
USATODAY.com - Published

2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class

Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
USATODAY.com - Published

Mariano Rivera becomes first player unanimously elected to Hall of Fame

Rivera received all 425 votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America
CBS News - Published

Rivera unanimous; Halladay, Edgar, Mussina voted to HOF

Mariano Rivera has become baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected along with Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez and Mike Mussina
USATODAY.com - Published

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