New Release Books by Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera is the author of Power and Pinstripes (2021) and The Closer: Young Readers Edition (2014).

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Power and Pinstripes

release date: Jun 08, 2021
Power and Pinstripes
A fascinating look inside the inner sanctum of the Steinbrenner era Yankees No team in American sports has as storied a history as the New York Yankees, winners of 27 World Series. As the strength and conditioning coach for the Yankees for parts of three decades, Jeff Mangold?was firmly embedded ?in building the dynasty of the 1990s and 2000s.? In?Power and Pinstripes, Mangold shares priceless stories from his 14 seasons behind the scenes in the Bronx. Mangold had a front-row seat to the daily drama of George Steinbrenner''s revolving door of managers—Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, and Lou Piniella—in the 1980s. Then, when he returned to the Yankees in 1998, he joined a juggernaut of a team and was tasked with maintaining the health of a star-studded roster including the Core Four of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy?Pettitte, and Mariano Rivera.? Mangold shares personal tales of finding his way with stars like Dave Winfield and Ron Guidry, motivating personalities like David Wells, and facing a thorny challenge that later became a scandal when Roger Clemens and other Yankees arrived at?spring training with their own personal strength coaches in tow.? Yankees fans will not want to miss this unique perspective on a the franchise during one of baseball''s most exciting and controversial eras.

The Closer: Young Readers Edition

release date: Sep 02, 2014
The Closer: Young Readers Edition
Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn''t grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano''s rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He''s the guy on the mound who doesn''t hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer: Young Readers Edition is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend.


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