“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!!
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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