Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente

Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Book - 2005
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On an island called Puerto Rico, there lived a little boy who wanted only to play baseball. Although he had no money, Roberto Clemente practiced and practiced until--eventually--he made it to the Major Leagues. America! As a right-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he fought tough opponents--and even tougher racism--but with his unreal catches and swift feet, he earned his nickname, "The Great One." He led the Pirates to two World Series, hit 3,000 hits, and was the first Latino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. But it wasn't just baseball that made Clemente legendary--he was was also a humanitarian dedicated to improving the lives of others.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780689856433
0689856431
Branch Call Number: B CLEMENTE ROBERTO
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Colón, Raúl

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