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Tuesday August 9th 2022


From Ruth to Rivera, Those Yankees Spikes Hard to Fill

since he arrived in Tampa for spring training, Mariano Rivera has dropped hints that 2012 may be the year of Exit Sandman. In 17 seasons with the Yankees, Rivera has saved a major league record 603 games and added another 42 in postseason play.

He is the best closer in history, and the Yankees won't be replacing him as much as looking for someone to fill the closer's role. For an analogy, think about Ray Perkins, the fair-haired All-American at Alabama who left as the New York Giants head coach to succeed the Bear in Tuscaloosa.

Perkins was 32-15-1 In four seasons and took the Tide to three bowl games. But it wasn't good enough for fans and boosters who have measured every Alabama coach by the standard for winning set by Bryant.

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