Roberto Clemente: The Great One

Roberto Clemente: The Great One

by Bruce Markusen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1571672443

ISBN-13: 9781571672445

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

Twenty-five years ago, Roberto Clemente made baseball history when he became the first Latin American to enter the Hail 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

Overview

Twenty-five years ago, Roberto Clemente made baseball history when he became the first Latin American to enter the Hail 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 AI Oliver, former major league commissioner Bowie Kuhn, and close 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571672445
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Introduction to the New Edition xi

1 Beginnings to Brooklyn 1

2 Hidden in Montreal 17

3 This is Pittsburgh, Not Puerto Rico 37

4 Frustration in the Fifties 55

5 What if the Dodgers Had Kept Clemente? 69

6 The Arm 73

7 The Breakthrough 79

8 World Series Mismatch 87

9 Silver Bats 107

10 Fallback 115

11 A Challenge From the GM 121

12 The Hat 133

13 A Push For Power 145

14 The Hat Falls Off 159

15 A Troubled Summer 171

16 Bowie, Boos, and Bandits 179

17 The Irishman Returns 189

18 Integrations Team 207

19 Slaying the Giants 241

20 Clemente's Showcase 249

21 Game Seven 271

22 The March to 3,000 289

23 A Rematch with the Machine 301

24 The Fates of Winter 307

25 Aftershocks 329

26 Honors 339

27 The Sports City 345

28 The Legacy 349

Index 355

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