Roberto Clemente Honored by the Smithsonian Institute: More Popular than Babe Ruth and Don Drysdale


“In a world overrun by greed and selfishness, Roberto Clemente left a memory of service to others. Happy Birthday, Roberto. We will never forget you.”

Roberto was born on August 18, 1934. He would have been 81 years old yesterday!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

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Roberto Clemente broke baseball records and racial barriers.

On Sept. 30, 1972, he reached his 3,000th hit, and he had a lifetime .317 batting average.

He was an All-Star for twelve seasons, a NL batting champion four seasons, and a Gold Glove winner twelve seasons.

He was the first Latino to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, to start in the World Series, and to win the World Series MVP Award.

He was also a loyal man. He played all of his 18 seasons with one team – the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Forty years after his death, the world still remembered him – with a statue in Morris Heights, the Bronx.

No one will ever forget, the way that Roberto Clemente sacrificed his life. A terrible earthquake hit Nicaragua in December 1972, and Roberto paid for three planeloads of food and medicine out of his own pocket.

Unfortunately, he found…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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