A cut above

How Mo has made more saves since turning 34 than any active pitcher in a career

Originally Published: July 15, 2013
By John Brenkus | ESPN The Magazine

IT'S HARD TO CAPTURE just how otherworldly Mariano Rivera's 19-year run has been, but this fact comes close: He has saved more games since turning 34 (351 of his record 634 total) than any other active pitcher has saved in his career. What's the secret to his longevity? According to John Brenkus and the ESPN Sport Science crew, the Yankees closer has mastered his own body mechanics and has a sixth sense for the physics of a baseball's flight, making him an illusionist on the mound. ...

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