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Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero #2020

Clemente The True Legacy of an Undying Hero Baseball great family man humanitarian the life and enduring legacy of Roberto Clemente as told by his family With a swift bat and fierce athleticism Roberto Clemente intimidated major league pitc

  • Title: Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero
  • Author: The Clemente Family
  • ISBN: 9780451419033
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero By The Clemente Family, Baseball great, family man, humanitarian the life and enduring legacy of Roberto Clemente, as told by his family.With a swift bat and fierce athleticism, Roberto Clemente intimidated major league pitchers for eighteen seasons, compiling three thousand hits His legs were among the quickest of his era His throwing arm was one of the strongest, gunning down base runners froBaseball great, family man, humanitarian the life and enduring legacy of Roberto Clemente, as told by his family.With a swift bat and fierce athleticism, Roberto Clemente intimidated major league pitchers for eighteen seasons, compiling three thousand hits His legs were among the quickest of his era His throwing arm was one of the strongest, gunning down base runners from right field with incredible frequency He would spend a career fighting for respect and finally achieve it after a historic World Series performance and a second half of a career that would have him mentioned with greats like Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle.But what Roberto Clemente did off the field made him an equally great humanitarian One of the first athletes who understood how the power of sports could be used to transform not just a handful of lives but many thousands of them, he would die following his heart and conscience by helping others Clemente was on an aircraft loaded with supplies for an earthquake stricken Nicaragua when the plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean.Forty years after that tragic day, the widow and sons of this regal athlete and consummate humanitarian open up for the first time about the husband and father they lost Featuring an extensive array of rare and never before seen photos of Clemente on the field and off, this powerful memoir tells his inspiring story from the voices of those who knew him bestCLUDES PHOTOS

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    1. With Hispanic Heritage Month officially getting underway on September 15, I wanted to pay homage to baseball s Latino star players Earlier in the month I attempted to readPlaying America s Game Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line by Adrian Burgos, which ended up being a reference book and left me desiring a book which spoke to the passion and flair that is the Latino brand of baseball As Major League Baseball recently announced its finalists for the Clemente award, I decided on Clemente The Tr [...]

    2. Clemente, The True Legacy of an Undying Hero by The Clemente Family, published by Celebra.Category Sports Baseball Publication Date September 24, 2013.One would be tempted to say that this book would be of interest to only those who knew Roberto Clemente and were interested in baseball and specifically the Pittsburgh Pirates but Roberto Clemente transcended both the sport and the Pirates.The book gives a condensed version of his life It tells of his beginnings in Puerto Rico and working his way [...]

    3. This is not a biography It s a book filled with memories from his family and closest friends It s full of never before seen photographs, too It s hard to be a baseball fan and not fall in love with Roberto Clemente He wasn t the first Latin baseball player, but he was the best He s so much than just a ballplayer He s a humanitarian who cared about people He was a man of honor, who also happened to be a remarkable baseball player.

    4. This book had a lot of great quotes from family members and GORGEOUS photos but serves better as a supplement to a extensive Clemente biography than as a standalone volume Maraniss s biography of Clemente is still the gold standard of these books, as far as I m concerned.

    5. Review title From the land of Roberto ClementeIn the world of sports celebrities, I think it is a safe bet that none is so universally loved and is so richly deserving of that love than Roberto Clemente Yes, he died young and tragically still at the peak of his skills and became an instant legend, an.honor and weight that sometimes makes realistic appraisal impossible in light of his beloved legacy But even 40 years after his death no secret life of shame, no tell all biography of the real Rober [...]

    6. This is a must read It is a compilation of stories thoughts from Roberto s Family and closest friends He was so much than a Baseball player, and the book lets us know Roberto the man Coming to Pittsburgh in the 1950 s had to be daunting a black man with a language barrier, coming to a town that for all intents and purposes was still segregated He paved the way for Latin ballplayers, which virtually changed the game The book is filled with so many special pictures My 3 favorites are The back vie [...]

    7. There are some lovely anecdotes about Clemente s life told by his family, teammates, and friends, and the book is full of pictures half of the book is comprised of uncaptioned photographs , but I wanted I think this is a wonderful supplementary resource to the biography by Davis Maraniss, but you should definitely read about Clemente or have some knowledge of the man, his career, and his legacy before reading this book.

    8. This is a touching tribute to Roberto Clemente by his family The book is filled with stories of the good deeds Roberto did in his too short life It s also filled with some amazing photographs of him as a player and with his family The world was truly robbed of a great person when he died.

    9. This book is a great collection of photographs well reproduced of the Great One, Roberto Clemente Besides the great photos, this book is also special because includes so many comments from Vera and Roberto s sons.

    10. Collection of pictures that is stunning in both quantity and quality Could have used some captions Story of Clemente isn t new, but first person account make it personal intimate.

    11. An intimate account on the perspective of the Clemente Family and friends of Roberto Clemente.Great book for those who want to get to know who Roberto Clemente was outside of baseball.

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