ESPN讚譽他是偉大的化身....從未有過任何這樣的，而且很可能有永遠不會再有。 Mariano Rivera獨一無二。
當代最傑出救援投手，史上最高救援數的Mariano Rivera， 2011年9月20日紐約洋基對戰明尼蘇達雙城隊的比賽，完美第九局讓洋基保住戰果，以六比四擊敗雙城。這也是他602次救援成功，改寫大聯盟紀錄。
這本由他與美國知名體育記者Wayne Coffey共同撰寫的自傳，難得一見，呈現他完整的故事，大聯盟老闆們（包括老闆）的競爭，最優秀的棒球球員都想擠進洋基隊，一個拉丁裔棒球運動員如何在美國大聯盟出類拔萃，那背後的競爭與血汗，是外人難以想像，他的故事足以感動世人，激發更多想要成功的決心，The Closer: My Story，精彩可期。
While he is listed along with Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, and DiMaggio as a top-five Yankee of all time, Rivera is also a man of God and family whose contributions to charity and community ensure a meaningful life long after his time as The Closer is over. He is the man who has intimidated thousands of batters by merely opening a bullpen door.
Now he will tell his story for the first time: the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States, and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The 12-time All-Star will discuss what it's like to run up to that mound with the game--or the season--squarely on his shoulders.