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ROBERTO CLEMENTE: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by  Jonah Winter - First edition, First Printing - 2005 - from Windy Hill Books and Biblio.com

ROBERTO CLEMENTE: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates

by Winter, Jonah

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NY: Anthenuem , 2005. Hard Cover. Very Fine in a Very Fine dustjacket. Striking illustrations by Calon highlight this biography for young people.. First edition, First Printing. Illus. by Raul Colon.

On an island called Puerto Rico, there lived a little boy who wanted only to play baseball. Although he had no money, Roberto Clemente practiced and practiced until--eventually--he made it to the Major Leagues. America! As a right-fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he fought tough opponents--and even tougher racism--but with his unreal catches and swift feet, he earned his nickname, "The Great One." He led the Pirates to two World Series, hit 3,000 hits, and was the first Latino to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. But it wasn't just baseball that made Clemente legendary--he was was also a humanitarian dedicated to improving the lives of others.




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