8. Mariano Rivera
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: November 29, 1969 in Panama, Pa Panama
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 23, 1995
  • Final Game: September 26, 2013
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1997
  • Babe Ruth Award - 1999
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 1999
  • TSN Fireman of the Year - 1999
  • World Series MVP - 1999
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 2001
  • TSN Reliever of the Year - 2001
  • ALCS MVP - 2003
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 2004
  • TSN Reliever of the Year - 2004
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 2005
  • TSN All-Star - 2005
  • Rolaids Relief Man Award - 2009
  • TSN Reliever of the Year - 2009
  • All-Star Game MVP - 2013
  • Comeback Player of the Year - 2013
 
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I don’t think we are going to have one person dispute us when we are saying that Mariano Rivera is the greatest Relief Pitcher of all time.

The all-time leader in Saves realistically had one pitch; and that fastball was all he needed.  Elite firemen shorten a game, but nobody did it longer and better than Rivera did.  Nobody actually came close. 

What Rivera did was incredible.  Not only is he the all-time Saves Leader, he also holds the all-time record for ERA+ and has a career WHIP of 1.000 and four times he had a WHIP under 0.9!  Perhaps the most incredible thing about Rivera is how his numbers increased in the post-season as over 96 Games he posted an 8-1 record with a 0.70 ERA, a WHIP of 0.759 with 42 Saves. 

This is legendary!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 2/17/90.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2013 Season.
  • Games Played: 1152
  • Notable Statistics: 82-60 Record
    952 Games Finished
    2.21 ERA
    652 Saves
    1,283.2 Innings Pitched
    1,173 Strikeouts
    2.76 FIP
    1.000 WHIP
    56.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2009)
    All Star (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013)
    World Series MVP (1999)
    ALCS MVP (2003)
    Babe Ruth Award (1999)
    Rolaids Relief Award (1999, 2001, 2004, 2005 & 2009)
    Delivery Man of the Year (2005, 2006 & 2009)
    Comeback Player of the Year (2013)
    All Star Game MVP (2013)
    Most Saves (1999, 2001 & 2004)
    Most Games Finished (2004 & 2005)
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