Thirty-five years ago this month, veteran right-fielder Roberto Clemente willed his Pittsburgh Pirates to a World Series victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles. During a nationally televised postgame interview, Clemente bestowed a blessing on his three young sons and asked his parents in Puerto Rico for theirs. Clemente spoke English eloquently, but at this moment (...)
October 20, 2006
Pirate of the Caribbean
ClementeThe Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last HeroDavid MaranissSimon & Schuster, $26, 416 pp.
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