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    Roberto Clemente

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    Roberto Clemente Walker was born in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico, August 18, 1934. He was the youngest of four children. He stood 5 feet and 11 inches tall, and he weighed 175 pounds. Roberto excelled in track and field, winning medals in the javelin throw and short distance races. However, his real love was baseball. He played amateur baseball with Juncos Double A Club and soon went on to play with the Santurce Crabbers in the Puerto Rican Winter League. From Santurce he signed with

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    Roberto Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on August 18th 1934. From his early childhood Roberto showed signs of great athletic ability. At school, he won regional competitions, once tossing the javelin 190 feet—the world record in 1953 was just over 263 feet. He was also very fast on the track competing in both sprinting and hurdling events. But baseball was his passion. At the age of 14, little more than a boy, Clemente played softball with men on the Sello Rojo team, sponsored by a

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    For many years now, my biggest influencer has been Roberto Clemente, who played Major League Baseball in the 60’s and 70’s. Roberto Walker Clemente was born the youngest of seven children to Melchor and Luisa Clemente in Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934. Although growing up poor in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, he was happy and remained very close to his family and to his country and its inhabitants throughout his entire life. Roberto was an industrious young man and worked various odd jobs including

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    Roberto Clemente Impact

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    Babe Ruth’s homerun record and Roberto Clemente’s death in the 1970s show the start of racial bias against Palestinians and the long term racial bias against Latinos and African Americans. The Munich Massacre of 1972 played a large role in sports of the 1970s and the peoples beliefs. During the 1972 Olympics, hosted in Berlin, Germany, a group known as the Palestinian Black September Organization held 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team hostage and

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    Ashley Dansby Eagle ID: 900835596 Roberto Clemente Rough Draft Roberto Clemente once said “I want to be remembered as a baseball player who gave all I had to give.” One could easily say that Roberto Clemente left everything he had on the baseball field, when he played. Roberto Clemente was originally born in a fairly large city in Puerto Rico. Clemente came from humble beginnings. His father was a foreman at a sugar cane plantation, while his mother did little odd jobs such as running the grocery

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    Sports Role Model

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    the separation between Caucasian baseball players and non-white baseball players. Among these advocates for equality was a man by the name of Roberto Clemente. Clemente’s resume runs deep with major recognitions in the baseball world, along with services as a world humanitarian. Roberto Clemente Walker was born on August 18, 1934. Early in his career, Clemente was relatively unknown and played for minor teams. His career started in his home country of Puerto Rico, where he played for the Santurce Crabbers

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    world by protesting what is right. Roberto Clemente is influential because he always made time for children to teach them something ,he influenced latin americans by showing just because we're latina doesn't mean we can do more, and he was a philanthropist . Roberto Clemente is influential because he always made time for children to teach them something. According to “Beyond baseball: the life of Roberto Clemente.” Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente, www.robertoclemente.si.edu/english/virtual_legacy

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    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

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    Synthesis Essay – Roberto Clemente MSgt W. Michael Martinez Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Roberto Clemente What does a Visionary Leader look like? If I was to tell you that there is a Major League Baseball (MLB) player who was the 11th player of all time to get 3000 hits, won 12 Gold Gloves awards, four batting titles, and has been to World Series twice, would you consider him a visionary leader? Probably not but you would say he was an accomplished baseball player. However

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    The life of Roberto Clemente was one of greatness, not only because of his skills on the baseball field, but because of his contributions to the world as well. He started life from the bottom of the totem pole, but strived to improve not only his life, but the life of others. He wanted nothing more than to be equal, and too be seen as that, but not only did he have to fight through poverty, but through racism as well. Roberto may have been one of, maybe even the best player from the ‘60s, and what

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