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Facing Mariano Rivera: Players Recall the Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived Kindle Edition

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“I wondered what it must be like to bat against [Mariano Rivera]. After reading David Fischer’s book. . ., it’s no longer a mystery. The comments Fischer got were priceless.”
-Tampa Tribune

“A fitting tribute to one of the game’s all-time greats. A wonderful addition not just for all Yankee fans but for all readers who love America’s pastime.”—Library Journal

“I wouldn’t be wearing World Series rings without Mariano Rivera. . . . He’s the best I’ve ever been around.” —Joe Torre

“Ever imagine trying to put a Mariano Rivera cutter in fair play? In Facing Mariano Rivera, David Fischer collects stories from the men who confronted this monumental challenge in fascinating detail, putting the reader a lot closer than 60 feet and 6 inches away from the greatest closer and most devastating pitch of all time. A must read for all fans of the iconic Rivera, and all those he tormented.” —Ian O'Connor, author, New York Times bestseller The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter

“Page after page in Facing Mariano Rivera, you will read how he not only baffled the best major league hitters with his cut fastball, he often shattered their bats. . . . And as challenging and frustrating as facing him was, they seem to enjoy having had the opportunity—and now the opportunity in these pages to describe what it was like.” —From the foreword by Dave Anderson

“The short interviews are genuine in their spontaneity and recollection and provide a great . . . volume of indelible Rivera impressions in the player or manager's experience with the closer. . . . I highly recommend Facing Mariano Rivera, yet another fine book from Sports Publishing.” — Aethlon

“[An] astute piece of oral history.” — The Daily Beast

“Required reading for all fans of the great Mariano.” —Dr. Harvey Frommer, SportsBookShelf

“If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to stand in the box and know what pitch is coming, and still not be able to hit it, this book will help get you there. . . . Nearly every player says one thing that really stands out, that helps you more fully understand the opponents’ mindsets when they faced Rivera—with the game close enough for him to be in there, but still seemingly out of reach.” --River Ave Blues

About the Author

David Fischer has written for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, National Sports Daily, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and more. He is also the author of Yankee Stadium Scrapbook: A Lifetime of Memories, and co-author of Sports of the Times and Greatest Sports Rivalries.
Dave Anderson joined the New York Times in 1966 after working at The New York Journal-American and The Brooklyn Eagle. He became a Sports of The Times columnist in 1971 and won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1981. Among many other honors, he was inducted into the National Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1990 and in 1991 received the Red Smith Award for contributions to sports journalism from the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1642 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing (March 4, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 4, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I2G6Y68
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By chicondor on April 30, 2014
Format: Hardcover
There's no question that Mariano Rivera ranks among the all-time Yankee greats. But he's more than that. He was the very best player at his position. Of all time. So even fans with an allegiance to other baseball teams will really enjoy this book. The editor of this book seems to have talked to everyone in order to compile a rich portrait of an athlete at the very top of his game. (Would that we had a similar record for, say, Babe Ruth, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, and other Hall of Famers.) As David Fischer writes in the introduction, "Twelve people have walked on the moon. But only eleven scored an earned run off Rivera in the postseason."

Conventional sports biographies are fine. This book goes them one better and tells the reader, in the words of the players who faced him, why "Mo" was so great. Bravo, Mr. Fischer. And bravo, Mariano Rivera!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike L. on July 8, 2014
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superb descriptions of a great one
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Very honest humble information about his life. Great message on forgiveness , which I learned from. Very inspiring to read how he formed his inner moral code at a young age. Followed him thru his career.
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By Jeter2 on November 4, 2014
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It started out great, but then it seemed repetitive or the comments by other players that faced Mariano were forced to say something to get their name in the book.
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By LS on September 24, 2014
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Good book.
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