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Rivera’s Next Pitch

Baseball’s greatest closer recounts his journey from poor Panama kid to World Series MVP— and what he’ll do now that he’s retired © PARADE Publications 2014. All rights reserved


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Q: It’s been four years since 24 went off the air. What’s the plot in 24: Live Another Day? —Steven G., Cincinnati A: In a new 12-episode story arc (starting May 5 on Fox), counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) resurfaces in London—an exile now at odds with his former ally Chloe, played by Mary Lynn Rajskub. “She has become very anti-government,” says Rajskub, 42. “That’s why I have this edgy, off-the-rails look and state of mind.”

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Q: What does The Voice look for in a coach? —Shannon A., Austin A: Host and producer Carson Daly says the hit NBC show (Mondays and Tuesdays) looks for mentors who want to help singer-contestants get to “the A-level of their game. We’ve typically found that ‘good people’ make great coaches.” Look for these qualities in “Happy” hitmaker Pharrell Williams, 41, who will replace Cee Lo Green this fall. Meanwhile, season five finalist Caroline Pennell dishes on the current talent at parade.com/voice.

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Fruits of Success “Now I’m able to take my youngest son to school and pick him up,” says Rivera, at home, and, opposite, last September after his final game at Yankee Stadium.

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IN AN EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT FROM HIS NEW MEMOIR, MARIANO RIVERA REVEALS HOW FAITH AND FAMILY HELPED BRING HIM TO THE GREATEST STAGE IN BASEBALL— AND, WITH HIS PLAYING DAYS BEHIND HIM, HOW HE PLANS TO INSPIRE OTHERS INTERVIEW BY PETER CASTRO

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THE BEST RELIEVER in baseball history knows a thing or two

about great saves, especially when he’s on the receiving end of one. Sitting in the living room of the Westchester County, N.Y., home he shares with his wife of 22 years, Clara, and their three sons—Mariano Jr., 20, Jafet, 17, and Jaziel, 11—Mariano “Mo” Rivera, 44, reflects on the circumstances that transported him from a tiny fishing village in Panama to one of baseball’s most distinguished careers. “Clara has been the foundation that the Lord chose to help me,” he says. “Perhaps I’d be in jail or maybe even dead, because the group I grew up around was an intense bunch. I had friends and relatives that chose the wrong path involving gangs and drugs. Clara lived in the same neighborhood. She helped take me out of that environment.” In his book, The Closer, which is excerpted here, Rivera details how he and his friends were so poor they crafted gloves out of cardboard. His father needed to haul 100 tons of fish to earn just $35, a life that Mariano desperately wanted to avoid. He did—but none of his success would have been possible, says the MONTH MAY 00,4,2012 2014| |00 9

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MO’s roots Clockwise from above: Rivera and Clara after tying the knot in their Panama hometown in 1991; waiting with his family for his flight to Tampa for spring training in 1990 (the first plane ride of his life); winding up as a minorleaguer in Fort Lauderdale in 1992.

deeply spiritual Rivera, without his profound belief in God, which he says guided his career and will now define his retirement. “Yes, I could go another few years in the big leagues, but there are other things more important than baseball,” says Rivera. “I wanted to give back.” He has moved from the cathedral of Yankee Stadium to the humbler confines of Refugio de Esperanza (Refuge of Hope), a small evangelical Christian church in New Rochelle, N.Y., that he founded, then restored, with Clara, 43, who serves as pastor. Together they’re fulfilling a new dream. “Baseball was just the avenue that the Lord used so I can provide for my family,” says Rivera. “I believe that He brought me here to touch people’s lives. That’s the real job.” After being invited to play on one of Panama’s top adult teams, the 20-year-old Rivera attracts the attention of a Yankee scout in 1990.

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I believe I’m supposed to take this as good news, but I have never heard of Tampa. The extent of my knowledge of the Major Leagues—las Grandes Ligas—is close to nothing. I am scared. I know how to play ball, but have no idea how I will measure compared to other players. Who else has made this transition, from a Panamanian fishing boat to the New York Yankees?

In the spring of 1993, Rivera joins the Yankees’ Greensboro, N.C., minor league team. That year, he and Clara learn they’re expecting.

A month into the off-season, Clara and I are preparing to rejoice in the birth of our first child. It has not been an easy journey. Midway through the year, Clara flew up from Panama to visit me. The doctor warned her about staying away from Playing for the Yankees’ rookie chicken pox because of the imleague affiliate in Tampa, he notches pact it could have on the baby. It his first major career milestone. turned out her flight had almost as many kids with chicken pox as I have not given up a hit as I take it had motion-discomfort bags. the mound in the top of the fifth. Clara came down with chicken A Pirates hitter rips a ball topox shortly after. ward third. Tim Cooper When she had her 17 Yankees makes a diving grab next ultrasound, the have had their on the backhand news was bad. The numbers retired.How side and fires to doctor told us many can you name? first to get him. our baby alGo to parade.com [Later] I comready had a pool of /yankees. plete the first no-hitter fluid in the back of his I’ve ever thrown. There head and would most may be 50 people in the likely be born with a large stands, but this moment is one growth in the area that could of the best feelings I’ve ever had be fatal. There was nothing on a ball field. By the terms of we could do. my contract, it’s supposed to earn We were devastated. We me $500 and a watch from the prayed constantly and stayed as Yankees, but I’m not sure if those positive as we could. Maybe the bonuses are in play for a sevenbaby will be fine, I told Clara. inning game. You can’t lose hope. I call the head of the whole The next time she visited the player-development operation doctor, the ultrasound showed for the Yankees and make my that the fluid had dissipated. The case in my best broken English. baby looked healthy. “You’ve had a great season, “I’m thrilled, but I have to say, Mariano. We’ll give you your I h a v e n o i d e a h ow t h i s bonuses, happily.” happened,” the doctor said. “I After the game, speaking in don’t think I’ve ever seen a Spanish, our third baseman, case like this.” Cooper, says: I think you owe On Oct. 4, 1993, in Panama me a cut for saving your no-hitter. City, we welcomed Mariano In English, I reply: I no Rivera Jr. into the world. continued on page 13 understand.

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VIEW POINTS: Shepherd got a “master class” from Barbara Walters.

How do you feel about Barbara Walters leaving The View on May 16? What am I going to do without Mother Bear? I’ve learned so much from Barbara. She’s taught me to stand up for myself and be curious. I’m going to miss that. PARADE:

There’s buzz that your new cohost might be a man. It’s really interesting: There’s a way you talk when a man is there and a way you talk when it’s just your girlfriends. I do like the fact that we’re talking as mothers, wives, girlfriends,

Sherri Shepherd The talk show cohost dishes about her growing family, dropping more than 50 pounds, and whether a man could fit in on The View

and businesswomen, and it’s our point of view. But I also love when a man invites you to think a different way. We’ve seen a lot of cast changes, so I’ll trust whoever they bring in. Have you and Elisabeth Hasselbeck stayed close since she went to Fox & Friends? We text each other all the time. We bonded because her daughter is the same age as my son and we’re both Christians. I respected what she had to say politically, though I didn’t agree with some of it, and she was the same with me. You and your husband are expecting a baby via surrogate. What has that experience been like? The fertility process is a difficult journey, but I’ve got a great mate who’s really passionate. It’s exciting and scary, but we’re ready. Jeffrey will love being a big brother— until the baby poops! You’ve lost an amazing 51 pounds—congratulations!

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I’m a type 2 diabetic, and my mom passed away at 41 due to diabetic complications. I was told I would die if I didn’t change my life. You have to have a new relationship with food and you have to start liking exercise. I do Zumba three times a week and exercises at home with my son, who thinks we’re playing. How do you spend Sundays? I do my prayer and meditation and get us all ready for church. After that, Jeffrey has basketball practice and we sit on those hard bleachers and watch him! I do my homework for The View, and Sal cooks the Sunday meal; he makes a great kale salad. He says he prayed to God for a woman who could cook, and I prayed for a man who could cook. I won! What were some of your early jobs? I sold Avon and worked in the catalog return department at Sears. I was a telemarketer and then a legal secretary for a long time. I used to sit in the break room of every job I had and dream about being in [show] business. I still feel like I’m going to wake up and there will be a lawyer standing over me going, “Why haven’t you filed those documents? Stop daydreaming!”

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he women of ABC’s The View are used to on-air debates, but when the cameras stop rolling, so does the arguing. “If there’s something bothering us, we’ll go into each other’s dressing rooms and talk,” says cohost Sherri Shepherd, 47. “We’re not the Real Housewives over here.” Shepherd, who lives in New Jersey with her husband, Lamar “Sal” Sally, and 9-year-old son, Jeffrey, tells Erin Hill about family time, her shrinking waistline, and the changes brewing at her highly rated talk show.


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brothers in arms Rivera and fellow recent retiree Andy Pettitte at the Yankees’ home opener last month.

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In 1996, Rivera earns his first of five World Series rings. The following season, he discovers his unhittable cut fastball. I am playing catch with Ramiro Mendoza a couple of hours before the game. I catch Ramiro’s throw and fire it back. It seems to surprise him. “Hey, stop playing around,” Ramiro says. “ W hat are you talking about?” “I’m talking about the ball you just threw. It almost hit me.” I throw it to him again and the same thing happens. It breaks about a foot right when it is on top of him, and again he misses it completely. It’s as if the ball has a mind all its own, because it keeps moving late, on a horizontal plane. The more I throw this new pitch, the more I command it. I am starting to throw it for strikes. It’s as if it’s dropped straight from the heavens, as if I were on my father’s boat and a million pounds of fish just swam into our nets. Why does this happen? I don’t know the answers, except to say that the Lord must’ve had a plan. And it is some plan. All it does is change my whole career.

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In game seven of the 2001 World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, a devastated Rivera fails to get the save. After I shower and change, I find Clara outside the clubhouse. I take her hand and we walk to the bus. I have tears in my eyes. The guys on the team are there for me, but they are giving me space. We get to the airport and get on the charter. The tears do not stop for the whole trip across country. Clara is right next to me, as she has been since I was a boy. Even in my sorrow, I am so thankful for my wife and her tender, loving heart. We land in New York and drive home, still barely saying a word. I walk upstairs to the master bedroom. As I approach the room, I see something on the floor. I bend down and pick it up. It is a Little League trophy. It belongs to Mariano Jr., who has just turned 8. I hold it close, not smiling but feeling something much deeper. On Sept. 26, 2013, at age 43, he takes the mound for the last time at Yankee Stadium, retiring with a record 652 saves. We are there ‌ the 1,115th and final appearance of my New York Yankees career. The gate opens and I make my last run in from the pen, the crowd standing and cheering. I do my best not to think about the weight

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of the moment. I quickly retire two batters, walk to the dugout, and head into the trainer’s room. I ask Mark Littlefield, the trainer, to work on my arm when Andy Pettitte walks in. “What are you doing here?” I ask. “[Derek] Jeter and I want to come get you before you finish the ninth. What do you think?” “Don’t do that,” I say. “Please. I want to finish the game. That’s my job.” “Okay,” Andy says and off he goes. I get off the bench and go out on the mound. I take a deep breath, hoping I can finish, when I see Andy and Derek walking toward the mound. They are smiling and I am smiling, too. Andy holds out his left hand and I put the ball in it. He wraps his arms around me, I put mine around him and the dam finally bursts, the finality of it descending on me. Andy holds the back of my head and the sobs keep coming, deep heaves of joy and sadness. When the game ends, I sit in the dugout by myself. I don’t want to leave but I am ready. I go back to the mound one more time, toe the rubber, then bend down and scoop up a handful of dirt. It makes sense to me. I started playing in dirt, so I might as well finish playing in dirt, the perfect keepsake for a simple man. Copyright © 2014 by Mariano Rivera. Reprinted with permission from Little, Brown and Company. All rights reserved. Read more at parade .com/mariano. may 4, 2014 | 15

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