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Five Fun Facts About Mariano Rivera – New York Yankees

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on December 6, 2013

Mariano Rivera has gone down as one of the best closers in the history of Major League Baseball. He is quite possibly the best to ever

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The player who Mariano Rivera struck out more than any other during his career was Manny Ramirez. He sent Ramirez down on strikes 15 times. Tied for second place by being struck out 10 times by Rivera were Jay Buhner, Torii Hunter, and B.J. Upton.

Four Biggies!

Mariano Rivera gave up four grand slam home runs during his career. They were hit by Geronimo Berroa, Bobby Bonilla, Bill Selby, and Jason Kubel.

The First Of Them All!

The first player to ever hit a home run off of Mariano Rivera was Jim Edmonds of the Angels on May 23, 1995.

Baltimore Again?

Mariano Rivera accumulated more saves against the Baltimore Orioles, a total of 79, than he did against any other team in the league.

The Last Of 1,173

Mariano Rivera accumulated 1,173 strikeouts during his Major League Baseball career. The last player he would ever strikeout was Ehire Adrianza in a September 22, 2013 Yankees loss to the San Francisco Giants.

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