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True stories of Mariano and Trevor

The two greatest closers in baseball history have much more in common than just stats

Updated: September 20, 2011, 1:49 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

There has never been a summit of the No. 1 and No. 2 all-time save leaders, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman. They have attended the same All-Star Games, played against each other in the regular season and the postseason and probably have crossed paths at various events.

But there has never been a time when the two relief pitchers grabbed a couple of chairs in the corner of a bullpen or a banquet room to talk about their craft, about Rivera's cutter or Hoffman's changeup or how the music ...

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