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Roberto Clemente: The Great One

Markusen, Bruce

Published by Sports Publishing LLC, 1998
ISBN 10: 1571672443 / ISBN 13: 9781571672445
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Title: Roberto Clemente: The Great One

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

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Signed Very nice hardback and jacket. Only slight wear. Signed by author on blank front endpage. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: BK1) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 051852

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Synopsis: Twenty-five years ago, Roberto Clemente made baseball history when he became the first Latin American to enter the Hall of Fame. Roberto Clemente: The Great One explores one of the games' most dynamic players and perhaps its most selfless humanitarian. From mosest beginnings in Carolina, Puerto Rico, to a legendary career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, to his tragically premature death in a plane crash, Interviews with teammates and close friends.

Review: One of the nicer outgrowths of the ascendancy of slugger Sammy Sosa has been the renewed spotlight on the life and career of Roberto Clemente, the player he idolized and modeled himself after. One of the great stars of the midcentury, Clemente was the first Latin to be enshrined in Cooperstown after playing 18 Major League seasons, posting a .317 career batting average, and leading Pittsburgh to two World Series. He prowled right field with amazing grace, possessing what many consider the greatest arm in the game's history. Yet his grandeur resides as much in what he accomplished by example off the field: "Any time you have an opportunity to accomplish something for somebody who comes behind you and you don't do it, you are wasting your time on earth," notes Clemente in his biography. He didn't waste his abbreviated allotment. A true humanitarian--baseball gives an annual public service award in his name--he worked tirelessly to help those in need; indeed, he died in a plane crash on New Year's Eve, 1972, on the way to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Born in poverty in Puerto Rico, Clemente rose on the strength of his magnificent talents, but never forgot his roots. His was a complex, often thrilling life; Markusen, a senior researcher in the library at the Hall of Fame, has done it justice in this comprehensive and thoughtful examination of a remarkable human being who lived on and off the field with equal passion. --Jeff Silverman

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