Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente

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ISBN: 9781584151272

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When Roberto Clemente was growing up in Puerto Rico, his family had no money to buy him a baseball bat and balls. So he made his own from old golf balls or crunched up socks. Roberto encountered both fortune and pain on his road to becoming a professional baseball player. In addition to being a great baseball player, Clemente was also a great humanitarian. In 1972, when an earthquake destroyed much of Managua, Nicaragua, Clemente volunteered to help in the relief effort. His plane never made it, and he died a hero.

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