Baseball 82: Mariano Rivera
I wrote this in 2009, before Sports Illustrated hired me to be a senior writer; it's one of my favorite pieces and one that I suspect led directly to my hire. I've adjusted the stats and tenses for clarity -- Rivera pitched another four seasons after this one.
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"They say his father was a fisherman. Maybe he was as poor as we are and would understand."
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