6 word memoirs about baseball

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The Closer: My Story by Mariano Rivera

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.

Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Yankees, he didnt even own his own glove. He thought he might make a good mechanic. When discovered, he had never flown in an airplane, had never heard of Babe Ruth, spoke no English, and couldnt imagine Tampa, the city where he was headed to begin a career that would become one of baseballs most iconic. What he did know: that he loved his family and his then girlfriend, Clara, that he could trust in the Lord to guide him, and that he could throw a baseball exactly where he wanted to, every time.

With astonishing candor, Rivera tells the story of the championships, the bosses (including The Boss), the rivalries, and the struggles of being a Latino baseball player in the United States and of maintaining Christian values in professional athletics. The thirteen-time All-Star discusses his drive to win; the secrets behind his legendary composure; the story of how he discovered his cut fastball; the untold, pitch-by-pitch account of the ninth inning of Game 7 in the 2001 World Series; and why the lowest moment of his career became one of his greatest blessings.

In The Closer, Rivera takes readers into the Yankee clubhouse, where his teammates are his brothers. But he also takes us on that jog from the bullpen to the mound, where the game -- or the season -- rests squarely on his shoulders. We come to understand the laserlike focus that is his hallmark, and how his faith and his family kept his feet firmly on the pitching rubber. Many of the tools he used so consistently and gracefully came from what was inside him for a very long time -- his deep passion for life; his enduring commitment to Clara, whom he met in kindergarten; and his innate sense for getting out of a jam.

When Rivera retired, the whole world watched -- and cheered. In The Closer, we come to an even greater appreciation of a legend built from the ground up.
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Summing It Up (in Six Words)

Driving stick. You gotta know how to count. It can be about truly anything. It can even be about itself. Any six words you want.

Graphic organizers are great for that. But sometimes you just need a quick tool that provides not just a way for kids to cement learning but something that helps you measure learning. A few months ago, I ran across something called a Six-Word Memoir. The project became so successful, the magazine published several books full of the miniature bios. I think you could have kids do the same thing with people that they are studying.

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4 thoughts on “The Closer: My Story by Mariano Rivera

  1. Widget Image. Six-Word Memoirs® is a simple way to engage and inspire anyone and everyone to get to the essence of who they are and what matters most.

  2. There are so many cool math permutations like this in baseball! 1+2+6 =1. Thank you for bringing in the season in style. Fri Feb 12 , DodgerFan said.

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  4. Before leaving Camp Claremont for good, members of the Class of were asked to leave behind a 'six-word memoir.

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