…a moment in time ….
For some of you who read this entry, you’ve never heard of Roberto Clemente.
Roberto played major league baseball when I was in my teens with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Roberto was born in Puerto Rico. He was one of the best hitters to grace the game, a true giant of the sport.
In a career that spanned seventeen years, Clemente consistently hit over .300. His life time batting average was an amazing .317, one of the highest in baseball.
He also had one of the strongest throwing arms in history. I watched him nail a runner crossing home plate with a straight throw in the air from the right field corner. For his outfield expertise Roberto won twelve consecutive Golden Glove Awards.
In 1973 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Clemente was also known as the guy with the back problems who always complained.
So this is…
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