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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Almost Yankees” On 1981 Columbus Clippers

Almost Yankees: The Summer of ’81 and the Greatest Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of

By J. David Herman

University of Nebraska Press; 344 pages; hardcover, $29.95; eBook, $29.95

J. David Herman has written a poignant and nostalgic narrative of the lives and travails of Minor League Baseball in the new book Almost Yankees.

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Boone Marveled By Rivera’s Ability To “Just completely turn the page”

(Mariano Rivera (right) with fellow inductees Mike Mussina (c.) and Edgar Martinez (l.) in January – Photo by Jason Schott)

Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in history who won five World Series championships with the Yankees, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday as the first unanimous selection ever.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On What It Was Like To Face Rivera

Facing Mariano Rivera: Players Recall The Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived

Edited by David Fischer, foreword by Dave Anderson

Sports Publishing; paperback, 312 pages; $15.99

Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in baseball history who won five championships with the Yankees, was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday after being the first unanimous selection this past January.

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