Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente

Baseball Hero

Book - 2006
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"I loved baseball more than anything," said Roberto Clemente, the first great ballplayer from Puerto Rico. Despite physical pain from injuries and emotional pain from the racism of the 1960s, Clemente wowed major-league fans with his amazing fielding, throwing, and hitting. Equally noteworthy was his commitment to others. If you have a chance to help and you don't, he said, then "you are wasting your time on this earth." The life of this beloved athlete and humanitarian was cut tragically short when his plane crashed en route to helping earthquake victims in Nicaragua. The Guzmáns' vivid, fast-flowing portrait makes it clear why Clemente--the first Latino player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame--is a hero both on and off the ballfield.
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2006.
Edition: Library ed..
ISBN: 9780766026407
Call Number: 921 CLEMENTE
Characteristics: 32 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Clemente, Roberto, 1934-1972 -- Juvenile literature.
Hispanic Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball players -- Puerto Rico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Additional Contributors: Guzmán, Rick
Alternative Title: Roberto Clemente


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