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. 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
ISBN: 9780743217811
Branch Call Number: 796.357 C62mar1
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!

May 31, 2010

Great player and a great person.

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