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The Closer

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THE CLOSER Mariano Rivera

TheCloser

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Wayne Coffey, Mariano Rivera
publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
genre:
Memoir

We gave it a C+

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+