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New York Yankees Great Mariano Rivera: “You Have It in Your Heart”

1995 New York Yankees had lost the first five straight games of a western swing. It was only May 28, but Mr. Steinbrenner needed a victory.

Manager Buck Showalter started 25-year-old Mariano Rivera against the Oakland A's. It was Rivera's second major league appearance.

The California Angels had blasted him for five runs in his first major league start five days earlier.

The Yankees staked Rivera to a lead in the first inning when they scored a pair of runs off Mike Harkey, but Rivera had problems in the Oakland first.

Andy Tomberlin led off with a walk and Brent Gates followed with a screaming line drive to center field that Bernie Williams snared.

Angel Berroa flied out to left fielder Luis Polonia, but Mark ...

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