Mariano Rivera is a top-five Yankee of all time. Now, in this middle grade adaptation, he tells his story: from childhood in Panama, to the championships, the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The 13-time All-Star will discuss what it’s like to run up to that mound with the game – or the season – squarely on his shoulders.
Why we like it: Hear the amazing back story of retired Yankees pitcher, Mariano Rivera. From the shores of Panama to his successful MLB career in the US, The Closer: Young Readers Edition is not just about the game, but also about the great things that can happen with perseverence, dedication and determination.