The Resource The closer : my story, Mariano Rivera, with Wayne Coffey, (electronic resource)

The closer : my story, Mariano Rivera, with Wayne Coffey, (electronic resource)

Label
The closer : my story
Title
The closer
Title remainder
my story
Statement of responsibility
Mariano Rivera, with Wayne Coffey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivera, Mariano
Dewey number
796.357092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV865.R584
LC item number
A3 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • autobiography
  • memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Michael Kay
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coffey, Wayne R.
  • Kay, Michael
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  • Rivera, Mariano
  • Relief pitchers (Baseball)
  • Baseball players
  • Pitching (Baseball)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • GAMES / Gambling / Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Essays
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Reference
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports
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The closer : my story, Mariano Rivera, with Wayne Coffey, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
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rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781478983880
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
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f02350e5-6249-444a-9641-6cd02cf695b8
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(OCoLC)875440749
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Label
The closer : my story, Mariano Rivera, with Wayne Coffey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478983880
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
f02350e5-6249-444a-9641-6cd02cf695b8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)875440749
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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