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Mariano Rivera: A New York Yankees Great That Was Almost Stopped by God

speaking of his success with the New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera attributes all of his greatness to God.  It was God that made him great, it was God that gave him his cutter.  Little do most people know, it was almost God that cut Rivera's career short.
 
It's impossible to think about where the Yankees would be without Rivera, the greatest closer ever to take the mound in the ninth inning.  They certainly wouldn't have been better off.  As impossible as it is to think about, retirement almost happened long before it should have.
 
After the 1999 season, there were rumors swirling that Mariano Rivera was contemplating retirement.  Those rumors came about when Rivera reportedly told Yankee coaches he would only play four ...

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