Roberto Clemente: The Story of a Champion

Roberto Clemente: The Story of a Champion

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  • Author: John Volkmer
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-103-2
  • Year: 2008
  • Page count: 135
  • Reading level: 6
  • Lexile Level: 870L
  • Availability: In stock


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Roberto Clemente’s passion for baseball took him from the sugar cane fields of Puerto Rico to two World Series championships with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He was baseball’s first Latino superstar and among the best that ever played the game.  But he was much more than that.  His passion carried over outside the ballpark, where he fought prejudice, helped the poor and sick, and dreamed of a Sport City to help Puerto Rican youth overcome drugs and gangs.

He was just 38 when he died, in a plane taking supplies to victims of an earthquake.  No one will ever forget the passion, the excellence, and the character of Roberto Clemente.  He was a true American hero.