Roberto Clemente

A Life

Early Life

Clemente was born in August 18, 1934 in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Clemente had developed a passion for baseball early in his life. he had said that god wanted him to play baseball. when he was little he would endlessly practice to make his skills better. He would hit a bottle cap with a stick to simulate hitting a ball with a bat
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Clemente always helped out the community. When he helped he always helped out the poor and gave part of his paycheck to charity. Not only that but he helped brake the color barrier between Whites and Hispanics." His strongest commitment was to the young people of Puerto Rico. During the off-season, he conducted baseball clinics all over the island, talking to children about the virtues of hard work, citizenship, and respect for their elders."
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Choices and Results

Roberto made some choices for the community. At first his choice he decided to play baseball and that result was he received his paycheck every time. but he was never a greedy person he got his paycheck and gave to the poor

In His Words

“If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.” -Roberto Clemente . "My greatest satisfaction comes from helping to erase the old opinion about Latin Americans and blacks," -Roberto Clemente

"I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give" Roberto Clemente

How he Died

Robert sadly died in December 31, 1972 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. he was killed in a plane crash trying to give aid to Puerto Rico cause of the recent earthquake that happened there. his nor the other 3 bodies were ever found


life changed because he broke the color barrier between whites and Hispanics. An award was made after him called the Clemente trophy this influences players in the Mlb to help charities and give to the poor

Words for him


""Clemente was our Jackie Robinson," said Puerto Rican journalist Luis Mayoral. "He was on a crusade to show the American public what a Hispanic man, a black Hispanic man, was capable of." Robinson had broken baseball's color bar in 1947 with the Dodgers. Clemente was not baseball's first Hispanic player - others such as Minnie Minoso preceded him--but he was the first to make a major impact on the game."

· : "Vera, saying: "He fell into the water so that his spirit could be carried by the ocean to more places"


Roberto Clemente was a hope for Hispanics. he was one of the first Hispanics to play in the MLB this gave hope that maybe one of them would make it

How he contributed to society

Clemente contributed by helping out with charity's but also breaking the Hispanic color barrier. The day he died was a very sad day


1. - I used this link to find the picture of baseball bats. I needed it to show his early life Vatz, Richard E., and Lee S. Weinberg.

2. "Saluting Pittsburgh's finest." USA Today July 2008: 52+. Biography in ContI- I used this to find some of my information in my poster. this was very crucial to my poster

3. 'Clemente' Tells Story of a True Baseball Hero." Weekend Edition Sunday 30 Apr. 2006. Biography in Context. Web. I used this to get some of my information. This helped me find his early life stuff

4. I used this site to help me find some quotes to put in my poster. I got a lot of useful quotes out of this

5. Machosky, Michael. "Clemente family publishes loving tribute of 'Undying Hero'." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review [Pittsburgh, PA] 21 Sept. 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 6 May 2016 this was important because I learned that clemente was close to baseball as he was to being a saint

6. I used this to get a picture of his early life. He was born in beautiful Puerto Ricco

7. I used this link to find pirates stadium. The home of the pirates this is where Clemente played baseball

8. this is a video that summed down all of the words and is a great summery. If you want to learn more about Clemente click here

9. Maraniss, David. "The king of Beisbol: fifty years ago, superstar and humanitarian Roberto Clemente transcended baseball's borders." Smithsonian Apr. 2012: 56+. Biography in Context. Web. 7 May 2016. This helped me learn how he died and also where he died

10. Beschloss, Michael. "Double Outsider From Puerto Rico." New York Times 21 June 2015: 2(L). Biography in Context. Web. 7 May 2016. Helped me realise that he was one of the FIRST Peurto Ricans that played not only that but he was also inducted in the hall of fame

Roberto Clemente - Mini Biography