World Series Heroes of the 1990s

Mariano Rivera
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Mariano Rivera


Widely regarded as the greatest reliever in postseason history, Mariano Rivera may have put on his finest performance during the 1999 World Series. His cutter dominated the Braves' hitters, as he recorded a win and two saves during New York's sweep. His ERA was perfect -- 0.00 -- and the closer won his first and only World Series MVP Award.

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