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Mariano Rivera Infographic :: NY Times :: chartsnthings

By May 17, 2012Art + Design

Brilliant behind the scenes break-down of an infographic from Kevin Quealy at the New York Times Graphic Department.

Matt Ericson sketch 

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Data scraped from Baseball Reference.com (I use this site all the time). 

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The data from above turned into Adobe Illustrator 

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The final print version 

How Mariano Rivera Compares to Baseball’s Best Closers :: chartsnthings

“…I had planned on spending the day doing some longer-term work in preparation for the Olympics and generally phoning it in Friday-style when a handful of us got assigned a daily – a graphic that looked back on Mariano Rivera’s career in light of his A.C.L. injury on Thursday.”
– kevin quealy

The online version

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+ Source: How Mariano Rivera Compares to Baseball’s Best Closers :: chartsnthings

+ Original Source: New York Times Interactive Infographic :: By SHAN CARTER, TOM GIRATIKANON, RITCHIE S. KING and KEVIN QUEALY: 

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