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Today in Latin American History

Panamanian Baseball Player Mariano Rivera Became the All-Time Saves Leader in 2011

Panamanian Baseball Player Mariano Rivera Became the All-Time Saves Leader in 2011

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Today in Latin American history, Panamanian baseball player Mariano Rivera who plays for the New York Yankees became the all-time saves leader in 2011.

Rivera, who has played with the Yankees since 1995, is a 13-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion.

Rivera broke the all-time saves record on September 19 at Yankee Stadium by closing out a 6–4 win against the Twins, the final out by strikeout.

He plans to retire after the 2013 season.

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