Roberto Clemente: The Great One

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Sports Publishing LLC, 2002 - 362 pages
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Twenty-five years ago, Roberto Clemente made baseball history when he became the first Latin American to enter the Hall of Fame. Roberto Clemente: The Great One explores one of the game's most dynamic players and perhaps its most selfless humanitarian. From modest beginnings in Carolina, Puerto Rico, to a legendary career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, to his tragically premature death in a plane crash, The Great One details the story of one of baseball's most compelling characters. Interviews with teammates Willie Stargell and Al Oliver, former major league commissioner Bowie Kuhn, and dose friends of Clemente lend insight into his character and contributions. The Great One fully examines Clemente's legacy, at a time of unprecedented success for Latin American players.
 

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Contents

Beginnings to Brooklyn
1
Hidden in Montreal
17
This is Pittsburgh Not Puerto Rico
37
Frustration in the Fifties
55
What if the Dodgers Had Kept Clemente?
69
The Arm
73
The Breakthrough
79
World Series Mismatch
87
Bowie Boos and Bandits
179
The Irishman Returns
189
Integrations Team
207
Slaying the Giants
241
Clementes Showcase
249
Game Seven
271
The March to 3000
289
A Rematch With the Machine
301

Silver Bats
107
Fallback
115
A Challenge From the GM
121
The Hat
133
A Push for Power
145
The Hat Falls Off
159
ATroubled Summer
171
The Fates of Winter
307
Aftershocks
329
Honors
339
The Sports City
345
The Legacy
349
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About the author (2002)

Bruce Markusen is a Senior Researcher for the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library. He is the author of Baseball's Last Dynasty: The Oakland A's and directed a multimedia presentation entitled The Legacy of Roberto Clemente on August 15, 1998 to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Clemente's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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