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The Resource The closer: young readers edition, Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey ; adapted for young readers by Sue Corbett

The closer: young readers edition, Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey ; adapted for young readers by Sue Corbett

Label
The closer: young readers edition
Title
The closer: young readers edition
Statement of responsibility
Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey ; adapted for young readers by Sue Corbett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the sound of the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend"--
Summary
The nineteen-year veteran pitcher for the New York Yankees describes his life, discussing the difficulties in being a Latino baseball player in the U.S., how he keeps his Christian values in professional sports, and his championships and rivalries
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304645
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rivera, Mariano
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
960
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
GV865.R496
LC item number
R58 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Coffey, Wayne R.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivera, Mariano
  • Baseball players
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The closer: young readers edition, Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey ; adapted for young readers by Sue Corbett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20265709
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316404808
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The closer: young readers edition, Mariano Rivera with Wayne Coffey ; adapted for young readers by Sue Corbett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20265709
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316404808
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations

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