Friday, May 4, 2012
“Good call,” laughed Showalter. “Mariano Rivera. Remember the name.”
A year later, in 1995, Showalter brought Rivera to the Yankees. Seventeen years later we all remember the name of the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history. I’ve never forgotten that moment in Spring Training, because in more than 40 years of covering baseball, Rivera is the person I most respect. “I think everyone who knows him feels the same way,” Derek Jeter said this spring.
I know Peter Gammons isn’t a particularly popular writer around these parts, but he’s always been one of Mo’s biggest boosters and I thought this was an interesting article.
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