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    In a world where a word like legend gets all too often applied without true justification, here stands a sportsman worthy of the epithet.

    His numbers would be enough for most but his class as a person elevates him into the sort of player Bernard Malamud had in mind when he wrote The Natural.

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    Rivera the yankees pitcher?? Im intrigued… why is he so good? I dont follow baseball but always love to hear about great sportsmen!

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    He is the closer for the Yankees and has been so since 1997. Last night he established a new mark for all-time regular season saves. When he retires who knows what the number will be.

    He has done this with basically one pitch "the cutter", so the hitters know whats coming, and have known it for 15 seasons but very few have had much success dealing with it.

    However it is in the post season that his record really marks him out as stellar. He has recorded 42 saves (preserves the win when the lead is 4 runs or less) in post-season play, the next 3 on the list have 18,15 and 11.

    In addition he happens to be a genuinely humble man.

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    Sounds great! love to see humble athletes too! Thanks for enlightening me!

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