Clemente: El verdadero legado de un hero inmortal by The Clemente Family

By The Clemente Family

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Gigante del béisbol, hombre de familia, activista humanitario... los angeles vida y el legado de Roberto Clemente, contado aquí por su familia.

Con los angeles rapidez de su bate y un atletismo inigualable, Roberto Clemente intimidó a los angeles mayoría de los lanzadores de las grandes ligas durante dieciocho temporadas, compilando más de tres mil hits. Tenía las piernas más veloces de l. a. época. Su brazo period uno de los más fuertes; con increíble frecuencia fusilaba a los corredores de base desde el jardín derecho. Pasó toda su carrera luchando por ganarse el respeto del público y finalmente lo obtuvo con un desempeño histórico durante los angeles Serie Mundial y a lo largo de los angeles segunda mitad de su carrera, l. a. cual lo dejaría en compañía de grandes nombres como Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays y Mickie Mantle. Pero es lo que Roberto Clemente hacía fuera del campo lo que lo convirtió en un gran ser humano. Fue uno de los primeros atletas en comprender cómo utilizar el poder de los deportes para transformar no sólo un puñado de vidas sino miles de ellas. Murió siendo fiel a su consciencia y a lo que le pedía su corazón. Clemente estaba llevando suministros a una Nicaragua afectada por el terremoto cuando su avión se cayó en el Atlántico.

Cuarenta años después de esta trágica fecha, l. a. viuda y los hijos de este atleta ejemplar y activista humanitario consumando, hablan por primera vez del hombre que perdieron. Con una colección de fotografías exclusivas nunca antes vistas, este poderoso libro cuenta los angeles inspiradora historia de Roberto Clemente en l. a. voz de quienes mejor lo conocieron.

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It is said that physicians never schedule surgery the day after a Caracas-Magallanes game, and Venezuelan presidents seldom give televised speeches that would conflict — or worse — preempt a game. When Magallanes plays in Caracas, attendance is more than twice that of any other home game, and ticket prices are almost doubled. “It would be difficult to explain the atmosphere at a CaracasMagallanes game. Because to really understand it, you have to experience it,” Humberto Acosta, baseball columnist for El Nacional, one of Venezuela’s leading dailies, told me.

At that time José had to be seventeen, maybe eighteen, spoke virtually no English, and somehow had gotten out of Cuba. He made his way to Houston and then didn’t know what to do, and the police found him wandering around looking for help. When we discovered that he was here, we had to find something for him to do until spring training started,” said Smith. “We were in the finishing stages of constructing Colt Stadium, a temporary facility, and we used folding chairs instead of permanently installed seats.

On November 1, 1960, before John F. Kennedy was elected president of the United States, Smith began his job as assistant to the general manager of the new National League franchise that would not play its first game until April 1962. 45s in a dispute with Houston owner Judge Roy Hofheinz. 45s minor league system. By 1965 Smith had become the Astros’ vice president and director of player personnel. At the end of 1973 he left the Houston organization and was named executive vice president of the New York Yankees.

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