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50 Roberto Clemente Quotes About Baseball

These Roberto Clemente quotes will inspire you to do what you love. For him, it was baseball.

Born in Peurto Rico in 1934, Roberto Clemente grew up loving baseball. By age 17 he was playing for the Santurce Crabbers, a Peurto Rican baseball team. The following year he moved to Montreal and signed with the Dodgers’ triple-A team, the Royals. In 1954, Clemente was taken by the Pirates and he played 18 seasons for the team.

More than just a ballplayer, Clemente was a humanitarian, too. He was heavily involved in charity work and would volunteer in the off-seasons. In December of 1972, Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He was 38 years old.

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