The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last HeroBook - 2006
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. 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
Branch Call Number: 796.357 C62mar1
Characteristics: 401 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm