Clemente — Baseball's Last Hero
We have all seen on television or even in person a lot of talented major league baseball players. The greatest of the bunch always seem to just stand head and shoulders above all others the moment they step on to the field.
One of those elite players was Roberto Clemente, one of the game’s greatest rightfielders for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Clemente was a Latino legend, who tracked down balls in the gap that were bound for an extra base hit, gracefully ran down a deep fly ball and threw an incredible rocket to the catcher to cut down the runner. He used every moving part of his body as he raced around the bases at full speed, legging out another extra base hit or going from first to third or racing home on a single from second. He was electrifying with his knack for bad-ball hitting and ...