Mariano was born in Panama City to his parents Mariano Rivera Palacios and Delia Jiro, and was the 2nd of 4 children.
Mariano joined local amateur baseball team , Panama Oeste, as a shortstop.
Mariano is signed by the Yankees as a 20 year old undrafted free agent.
Mariano's walk up song ,"Enter Sandman", by Metallica is written.
Mariano marries his wife, and eventual mother of his 3 kids, Clara Rivera.
Mariano makes his major league debut as he starts, giving up 5 runs and 8 hits and earning a loss.
Now working out of the bullpen, Mariano pitches a scoreless ninth inning, and earns his first save.
Mariano earns his first of many World Series rings, as well as Series MVP's , as the Yankees best the Braves and win the 1999 World Series.
Mariano helps wrap up the Mets, delivering the final out in the 5th game to win the series.
Mariano causes his first World Series loss as he gives up a game winning single to Luis Gonzalez, and hands the Diamondbacks a World Series win.
Mariano becomes only the 17th pitcher to reach 300 saves as he bests the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Mariano becomes one of only 6 pitchers to reach 400 saves as he defeats the defending champs the Chicago White Sox.
Mariano joins an exclusive club with only Trevor Hoffman at his side as he achieves his 500th save against the Mets.
Mariano reaches his 3rd World Series win as he gets the final out against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mariano reaches 600 saves, coming within one of the all time record, as he defeats the Mariners.
Mariano becomes the all time saves leader as he passes Hoffman's 601 as he beats the Twins in a 1-2-3 9th.
Mariano suffers a potential career ending injury as he tears his ACL in his right knee.
Mariano returns to spring training, as he continues to recover from his career threatening injury from the year before.
Mariano pitches in his final all star game, as he acts as a setup man to secure the AL's win.
Mariano pitches in his final game at Yankee Stadium, leaving behind a legacy that will not be forgotten any time soon.