From the Series Amazing Athletes
In 2013, New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera announced he would retire after playing 19 seasons in the major leagues. Recruited in 1990 at the age of twenty, Mariano racked up many astounding pitching records over the next two decades. In 2011, he closed out a game against the Minnesota Twins for the 602nd save of his career, making him the top closer in history. When the game ended, Mariano’s fans stayed to cheer his career accomplishments. Follow Mariano’s inspiring story from Puerto Caimito, Panama, to the mound at Yankee Stadium.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.5|
|Text Type||Narrative Nonfiction|
|Dimensions||7.375 x 8.625|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||163926|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
Author: Jon M. Fishman
Jon M. Fishman is an editor, author, and sports fan. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife and three dogs.
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Inspire sports fans with the success stories of Amazing Athletes. These attractive high-interest biographies include a description of an athlete’s career from the beginning through his or her current achievements. This series is perfect for reluctant readers. View available downloads →