Top 28 Mariano Rivera Quotes

Mariano Rivera is a famous Panamanian-American former professional baseball pitcher who was born on November 29, 1996. He has played 19 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees for 18 years.

Besides this, he has nicknames Mo and Sandman, which is famous worldwide even, small children know him very well. He is renowned as a relief pitcher inside the football industry and served the Yankees for about 17 seasons. He becomes a thirteen-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion during his career and won five American League (AL) Rolaids Relief Man Awards and three Delivery Man of the Year Awards.

Moreover, he has initiated the trend to be elected unanimously by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). Now, he is considered one of the most dominant relievers in significant league history.  There are numerous quotes given by this dedicated baseball pitcher, and some of them are given below.

“Fishing is a hard job. Fishing at night. Rain. Day, night. You have to be wise and smart. And quick.”― Mariano Rivera

“God is good for everybody. The sun shines on good people and bad people, and it rains on both, too. God doesn’t choose rain only for bad people.”― Mariano Rivera

“I have nothing to ask for, thanks to God. Everything I have, God has given me.”― Mariano Rivera

“If you don’t control your emotions, your emotions will control your acts, and that’s not good.”― Mariano Rivera

“Don’t worry about what the people say; be yourself, say what you want to say with respect.”― Mariano Rivera

“I don’t just think of regular season. I think playoffs. World Series. That’s how I think.”― Mariano Rivera

New York Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera delivers a pitch during a June 21, 2013 home game against the Tampa Bay Rays at New Yankee Stadium.
New York Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera delivers a pitch during a June 21, 2013 home game against the Tampa Bay Rays at New Yankee Stadium.

“You can’t second-guess baseball. You can’t second-guess yourself.”― Mariano Rivera

“I want to give my respect, glory and time to the Bible – to the word of God – just as I want to give my respect and time to my work.”― Mariano Rivera

“I don’t wait for people to give me respect. I always give them respect.”― Mariano Rivera

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“My father was strict and always taught me, no matter who it is, everybody is an uncle. To me, everybody was someone I respect like family. I grew up with that.”― Mariano Rivera

“I don’t feel invincible because I’m human.”― Mariano Rivera

“Everything starts with God in my career, and it will finish with God.”― Mariano Rivera

“I am not a father who wants to give his kids everything. They have to earn it.”― Mariano Rivera

“There’s a lot of things more than baseball that I want to do.”― Mariano Rivera

“I don’t think any professional accepts defeat.”― Mariano Rivera

16th of 28 Mariano Rivera Quotes

“I like a calm life where nobody bothers me.”― Mariano Rivera

“My father is the man that, he will give you what he doesn’t have, still. If he has 10 bucks and you need 10 bucks because you’re sick or you don’t have nothing to eat, he will give you 10 bucks. He will be at zero, but he will help you. That’s the kind of man that my father is.”― Mariano Rivera

“Because I have a little bit more, that means I’m better than you? No. Unacceptable.”― Mariano Rivera

“I miss everything that makes up Panama. I don’t have a preference. I love my country.”― Mariano Rivera

“I always take time for somebody who wants to talk to me.”― Mariano Rivera

US President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Freedom to former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera in the East Room of the White House on September 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
US President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Freedom to former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera in the East Room of the White House on September 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

“You’re just trying to throw the best pitch you can and make sure you hit your spots. I don’t have to force nobody.”― Mariano Rivera

“I’m a positive man.”― Mariano Rivera

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“I’m a simple guy, you know? If I do something, it’s not going to be, ‘Look at this, look at that.’ It just happens.”― Mariano Rivera

“I listen to Christian music.”― Mariano Rivera

“I’m telling you, God loves a lot of people.”― Mariano Rivera

“I don’t want to pitch forever.”― Mariano Rivera

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“Ever since I was a little kid, I was competitive.”― Mariano Rivera

“I demand my kids be respectful, responsible and grateful. And they have to love the Lord with all their hearts.”― Mariano Rivera

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