Clemente Family Publishes Book About Famed Roberto

The family of Roberto Clemente is publishing a book about their deceased family hero, “Roberto Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero.” The book was written by his widow Vera and his sons Roberto Jr., Ricky, and Luis.

Roberto Clemente Sr. played with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972. He amassed 3,000 hits during his career and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a twelve-time All-Star, four-time National League batting champion, and National League MVP in 1966. A defensive wizard, he won consecutive Gold Glove Awards from 1961 to 1972.

Roberto Sr. died in a plane crash on December 31, 1972 while transporting supplies to the earthquake-stricken Nicaragua. Major League Baseball’s annual humanitarian award is named in his honor.

Roberto Sr.’s two sons, Roberto Jr. and Luis, both briefly played minor league baseball. His nephew, Edgard Clemente, played for three seasons in the big leagues from 1998 to 2000.

See link below for more information about the Clemente Family in triblive.com:
http://triblive.com/aande/books/4646749-74/clemente-vera-roberto#axzz2fZ26LyUP

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