Legendary New York Yankees relief pitcher who was a 13-time MLB All-Star and the 2000 World Series MVP. He set the MLB record for career saves with 652 and is widely regarded as the best closer of all time.
He used milk cartons and tree branches to play baseball while growing up in Panama.
He was signed as a starting pitcher by the Yankees, but the team found that he was much better suited coming out of the bullpen.
He had three sons, Mariano Jr, Jafet, and Jaziel, with his wife Clara.
He won 5 World Series Championship alongside shortstop Derek Jeter on the Yankees.