One thought on “Clemente”

  1. An interesting book about early Latino baseball players and more specifically Robert Clemente's influence for good against racism. For someone that likes baseball but doesn't know baseball lingo, the book was not the most enjoyable. The heart of the story got bogged down with dense baseball statistics. I wish the author had stuck to stories about Clemente and left out the name dropping and statistics.

  2. Always want to learn more about the iconic players But this one got bogged down in too much detail for me. The author's style simply didn't engage me, as exhausting as his research was.

  3. David Maraniss’s biography, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero, is the story of Roberto Clemente who is considered one of the best baseball players of all time. On the field, he was one of the greatest outfielders in baseball history. Off the field, he was even a better man. Besides baseball, Clemente was a devoted family man and humanitarian. He worked to help those in need like the sick and less fortunate. He was a hero in the true sense of the word. He gave back as m [...]

  4. ClementeClemente was about the famous baseball player named Roberto Clemente. He grew up in rural Puerto Rico. Roberto excelled at baseball from a young age and wanted to pursue it for a career. At the time, there weren’t any African Americans or Latin Americans in any form of organized baseball in the United States. Roberto had to work twice as hard to be recognized. He is now known as the greatest Latin baseball player of all time. He was known for his statistics and his all-around game, but [...]

  5. Roberto Clemente was a baseball hero of mine in the long ago days when I played Little League. As I read this book I was impressed by how thoroughly the author was able to convey a life story as opposed to some heroic form of bookish worship. The life that Roberto Clemente led outside of baseball was just as worthy of idolatry as his baseball exploits as David Maranis is able to show. I learned a great deal about the "other" side of a great man in reading this excellent book.

  6. An amazing read about one of the best that ever played the game. After traveling to Puerto Rico and seeing his memorial, I was eager to learn more about him. Even after all these years Puerto Ricans told us how they felt that fateful night and how they went down to the beach just to be near their hero the night he died.

  7. This book is a phenomenal story of one of the great players and humanitarians of baseball. Maranis brings a unique perspective to the man, coming from a background that is not primarily in sports writing.

  8. David Maranis' 2006 book is an excellent account of the fascinating Roberta Clemente. A baseball player well remembered in Pittsburgh. I was not aware of the details surrounding Clemente's death in that plane crash.

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