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Feb. 17, 1990: Signed as a non-drafted free
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Feb. 17, 1990: Signed as a non-drafted free agent with the Yankees at age 21. He would spend the next five years in the minor leagues. In 1992, he was rated as the Yankees’ ninth-best prospect by Baseball America.
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Mariano Rivera's road to the saves record

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