Today in Latin American History
Panamanian Baseball Player Mariano Rivera Became the All-Time Saves Leader in 2011
Photo: Mariano Rivera
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.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican actor, singer and comedian Germán Valdés also known as Tin-Tan was born in 1915
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian educator Paulo Freire known for his book “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” was born in 1921
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian super model Michelle Alves who has been on over 100 covers was born in 1978