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The Closer

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The legendary, record-breaking Hall of Fame pitcher tells his inspiring story
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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Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Edition: Young Readers

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9780316284158
  • Release date: September 2, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780316284158
  • Release date: September 2, 2014

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780316284158
  • File size: 5881 KB
  • Release date: September 2, 2014

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.1
Lexile® Measure:1010
Interest Level:4-8(MG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

The legendary, record-breaking Hall of Fame pitcher tells his inspiring story
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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