Mariano Rivera, the man behind the glove

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Mariano Rivera has spent 19 years in baseball. Despite big paychecks and stardom, he has remained humble.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Mariano Rivera #42 and Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees walk on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: Mariano Rivera #42 and Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees walk on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 28, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees collects dirt from the mound after the last regular season game at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees are playing their final season in the 85 year old ball park and plan on moving into the new Yankee Stadium across the street to start the 09 season.
┬śNEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees collects dirt from the mound after the last regular season game at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees are playing their final season in the 85 year old ball park and plan on moving into the new Yankee Stadium across the street to start the 09 season. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees collects dirt from the mound after the last regular season game at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees are playing their final season in the 85 year old ball park and plan on moving into the new Yankee Stadium across the street to start the 09 season.
DETROIT - JULY 11: American League All-Star Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees and son play during the 2005 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby at Comerica Park on July 11, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
DETROIT - JULY 11: American League All-Star Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees and son play during the 2005 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby at Comerica Park on July 11, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
DETROIT - JULY 11: American League All-Star Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees and son play during the 2005 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby at Comerica Park on July 11, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 25, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.
TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 25: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 25, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees poses for a photo during Spring Training Media Photo Day at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 25, 2010 in Tampa, Florida.
Jaziel Rivera, the son of Mariano Rivera, looks at the ring presented to him by Joe Girardi in commemoration of his fathers 500 saves before the game on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
'NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Jaziel Rivera, the son of Mariano Rivera, looks at the ring presented to him by Joe Girardi in commemoration of his fathers 500 saves before the game on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Jaziel Rivera, the son of Mariano Rivera, looks at the ring presented to him by Joe Girardi in commemoration of his fathers 500 saves before the game on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates following the 1998 World Series Game 4 against the San Diego Padres at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0 to win the Series.
%21 Oct 1998: Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates following the 1998 World Series Game 4 against the San Diego Padres at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0 to win the Series. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Laforet /Allsport
Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates following the 1998 World Series Game 4 against the San Diego Padres at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0 to win the Series.
Jorge Posada #20 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
(NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Jorge Posada #20 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jorge Posada #20 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics on April 21, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
NEW YORK - APRIL 21: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics on April 21, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Oakland Athletics on April 21, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
(L-R) Andy Pettitte #46, Jorge Posada #20, Derek Jeter #2 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate with the trophy after their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
eNEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Andy Pettitte #46, Jorge Posada #20, Derek Jeter #2 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate with the trophy after their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
(L-R) Andy Pettitte #46, Jorge Posada #20, Derek Jeter #2 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrate with the trophy after their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees looks on before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
1NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees looks on before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees looks on before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on September 30, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees holds up a copy of the New York Post as he celebrates their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
FNEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees holds up a copy of the New York Post as he celebrates their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees holds up a copy of the New York Post as he celebrates their 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates following the 1998 World Series Game 5 against the San Diego Padres at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0 to win the World Series.
$21 Oct 1998: Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates following the 1998 World Series Game 5 against the San Diego Padres at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0 to win the World Series. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
Pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates following the 1998 World Series Game 5 against the San Diego Padres at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Yankees defeated the Padres 3-0 to win the World Series.
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates after clinching the American League East division against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 21, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Mariano Rivera, wife Clara, sons Mariano Jr, Jafet, and Jaziel pose before the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 29: Mariano Rivera, wife Clara, sons Mariano Jr, Jafet, and Jaziel pose before the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera, wife Clara, sons Mariano Jr, Jafet, and Jaziel pose before the game against the Kansas City Royals on September 29, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Catcher Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees leaps into the air with Mariano Rivera after they defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-1 in game four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Yankees Stadium in New York, New York, to win the Series 4-0.
027 Oct 1999: Catcher Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees leaps into the air with Mariano Rivera after they defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-1 in game four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Yankees Stadium in New York, New York, to win the Series 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Stockman/ALLSPORT
Catcher Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees leaps into the air with Mariano Rivera after they defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-1 in game four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Yankees Stadium in New York, New York, to win the Series 4-0.
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 20, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is greeted by former teammates Alex Rodriguez #13, Derek Jeter #2, Jorge Posada #20, Robinson Cano #24, Joba Chamberlain #62 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees after he received his World Series ring for being a member of the 2009 New York Yankees World Series Championship team prior to the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is greeted by former teammates Alex Rodriguez #13, Derek Jeter #2, Jorge Posada #20, Robinson Cano #24, Joba Chamberlain #62 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees after he received his World Series ring for being a member of the 2009 New York Yankees World Series Championship team prior to the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is greeted by former teammates Alex Rodriguez #13, Derek Jeter #2, Jorge Posada #20, Robinson Cano #24, Joba Chamberlain #62 and Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees after he received his World Series ring for being a member of the 2009 New York Yankees World Series Championship team prior to the Yankees home opener at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
 The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium congratulates Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees on becoming the all-time leader in saves after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera recorded his 602th save.
^NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium congratulates Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees on becoming the all-time leader in saves after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera recorded his 602th save. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
 The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium congratulates Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees on becoming the all-time leader in saves after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on September 19, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Rivera recorded his 602th save.
Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates Jorge Posada #20 and Scott Brosius after winning the World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium on October 27, 1999 in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Braves 4-1.
RNEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates Jorge Posada #20 and Scott Brosius after winning the World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium on October 27, 1999 in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Braves 4-1. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates Jorge Posada #20 and Scott Brosius after winning the World Series against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium on October 27, 1999 in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Braves 4-1.

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