Former New York Yankee Mariano Rivera sits down with Jon to discuss his book "The Closer."
Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri on the deal that ended the government shutdown; Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair; Mariano Rivera reflects on his career; James Levine, music director of the Metropolitan Opera.
A discussion about day 16 of the government shutdown with David Leonhardt of New York Times and Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg News. We conclude with Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees.
When the night of October 6, 2004 came to a merciful end, the Curse of the Bambino was alive and well. The vaunted Yankee lineup, led by ARod, Jeter, and Sheffield, had just extended their ALCS lead to three games to none, pounding out 19 runs against their hated rivals. The next night, in Game 4, the Yankees took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, then turned the game over to Mariano Rivera, the best relief pitcher in postseason history, to secure yet another trip to the World Series. But after a walk and a hard-fought stolen base, the cold October winds of change began to blow. Over four consecutive days and nights, this unlikely group of Red Sox miraculously won four straight games to overcome the inevitability of their destiny. Using extensive archive coverage from that week, Major League Baseball Productions will produce a film in "real-time" that takes an in-depth look at the 96 hours that brought salvation to Red Sox Nation and made baseball history in the process.
11/04/09: Philadelphia Phillies 3 at New York Yankees 7, F -- With Series MVP Hideki Matsui's six RBIs and closer Mariano Rivera providing yet another patented finish, the Yankees hoisted the 27th World Series trophy in franchise history. The stirring win over the Phillies secured the Yankees' first Fall Classic triumph since 2000.
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