Clemente

Clemente

The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

Book - 2006
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On New Year's Eve, 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Journalist Maraniss now brings the great baseball player back to life. Anyone who saw Clemente play will never forget him--he was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. But Clemente was that rare athlete who rose above sports to become a symbol of larger themes. Born in rural Puerto Rico, at a time when there were no blacks or Puerto Ricans playing organized ball in the United States, Clemente went on to become the greatest Latino player in the major leagues, a ballplayer of determination, grace, and dignity who paved the way and set the highest standard for waves of Latino players who followed in later generations.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
ISBN: 9780743217811
0743217810
Characteristics: 401 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.

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limegreendiva Oct 11, 2013

Enjoyed the book immensely! Shows how us Puerto Rican people are diverse but love each other and others as family! Great book and legend!

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Baseballchad
May 31, 2010

Great player and a great person.

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