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Dellin Betances’ Lights-out 2014 Evoking Memories of Mariano Rivera

class="ui-droppable">The 1996 New York Yankees rode the back of a 26-year-old relief pitcher all the way to an American League East title and World Series championship. Nearly two decades later, history could be repeating itself in the Bronx with the emergence of Dellin Betances as Mariano Rivera 2.0.

Rivera's 1996 season was the most unique and dominant campaign in a 19-year career of complete and total domination. Now, as the present-day Yankees summon Betances out of the bullpen for multiple-inning excellence, it's impossible not to put Betances' season in perspective and recognize the similar paths taken to stardom.



After two innings of shutout ball against the first-place Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, Betances' ...

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