Glove, used by Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees


Panamanian American relief pitcher Mariano Rivera played 17 seasons for the New York Yankees (1995-2013.) The right hander set the Major League record for career saves with 652 and was the first player to be unanimously elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (2019.)

A 13-time All-Star selection, Rivera won five World Series championships in New York (1996, 1998-2000,2009), being named the series Most Valuable Player in 1999. Leading the Majors in saves three times, Rivera finished his career with a lifetime 82-60 win-loss record, a 2.21 earned run average and 1,173 strike outs.

The glove's inscription reflects Rivera's Christian faith. Known for his humanitarian efforts, Rivera was the recipient of the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2013 and the ROBIE Humanitarian Award in 2014. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019.

Date Made: ca 2007

Associated Name: Rivera, MarianoNew York YankeesMaker: Nike, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Oregon, BeavertonAssociated Place: Panama

Subject: Latinos and BaseballBaseballWeb Subject: Sports


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Credit Line: Thomas Tull

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.0334.17Catalog Number: 2017.0334.17Accession Number: 2017.0334

Object Name: glove, baseball

Physical Description: leather (overall material)fur (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 in x 8 in x 12 in; 17.78 cm x 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm


Record Id: nmah_1864503

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