Mariano Rivera III, son of baseball’s all-time great closer, Mariano Rivera, wants to make his own path in professional baseball. The younger Rivera is currently a pitcher in the Washington Nationals organization at the Class A level.
He passed on an opportunity to play in the Yankees organization, when they drafted him while still in college. He doesn’t throw a cutter, the pitch that made his father famous. He doesn’t use his father’s legendary career as leverage to gain preferential treatment on his current minor league team.
He didn’t play Little League baseball and never made the varsity baseball team in high school. Instead, he came into his own while playing collegiate baseball. Of course, his goal is to one day wear a major-league uniform, and early indications are that he could make that happen despite not having grown up in the game.
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