Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month: Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente, Major League Baseball

Roberto Clemente was outstanding in his sport, humble, and gave of himself to help the needy. He died in a plane crash while on his way to deliver supplies to the victims of the massive earthquake in Nicaragua in 1972.

Roberto Clemente


 Baseball Almanac

Roberto Clemente Quotes Quotes From & About Roberto Clemente
Quotes From Roberto Clemente
''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.''
"I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball."
"I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 than swinging for home runs."
"I dedicated the hit (his 3,000th) to the Pittsburgh fans and to the people in Puerto Rico and to one man (Roberto Marin) in particular. The one man who carried me around for weeks looking for a scout to sign me."
"I felt kind of bashful (when the fans went crazy). I'm a very quiet, shy person, although you writers might not believe because I shout sometimes."
"I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give."
"When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth."
"Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow's game."

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