The Legacy of Mariano Rivera

Roland Stoever graduated from New York University with a master’s of business administration. Soon after graduating, he joined Stoever Glass in a directorial position. Roland Stoever is a longtime fan of Mariana Rivera and enjoys following the New York Yankees and New York Jets when he is not working.

Since retiring at the conclusion of the 2013 Major League Baseball season, legendary Yankee Mariano Rivera has spent his time renovating an abandoned church in New Rochelle, New York. He and his wife have converted the space into the Refugio de Esperanza, a community resource that will soon feature a learning center.

Regarding his baseball legacy, Mariano Rivera is one of just 27 pitchers to have entered the 300 club, a distinction reserved for closing pitchers who have recorded 300 or more saves. Rivera, who pitched for 19 seasons, is professional baseball’s all-time saves leader with 652 games under his belt. His talents as a pitcher were recognized with 13 appointments to the American League All-Star team between 1997 and 2013, highlighted by an All-Star Game MVP Award in 2013. He earned the Comeback Player of the Year Award during his final season. Above all else, Yankees fans will remember Rivera for his part in five championship titles, including his turn as World Series MVP in 1999.


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