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The Closer

TheCloserReporters who covered soft-spoken Mariano Rivera for 19 seasons will not be surprised by his autobiography. It's honest but elusive; you have to read...TheCloserMemoirReporters who covered soft-spoken Mariano Rivera for 19 seasons will not be surprised by his autobiography. It's honest but elusive; you have to read...2014-05-09Little, Brown and Company
THE CLOSER Mariano Rivera

THE CLOSER Mariano Rivera

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TheCloser

Genre: Memoir; Author: Wayne Coffey, Mariano Rivera; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Reporters who covered soft-spoken Mariano Rivera for 19 seasons will not be surprised by his autobiography. It’s honest but elusive; you have to read between the lines when he talks about controversial teammates, though he does chide easy targets like Roger Clemens and Robinson Cano. The Closer is the anti-Ball Four, a polite, sanitized — and, yes, occasionally touching — example of what it means to be a true Yankee. C+

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