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Author Maraniss, David.

Title Clemente : la pasión y el carisma del último héroe del béisbol / David Maraniss ; traducción de Vicente Echerri.

Imprint New York : Atria Books, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library International Languages    Sp 796.357 Clemente,R MAR    Available
Edition 1. ed.
Description 449 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-435) and index.
Summary On New Year's Eve, 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero's death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver supplies to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Journalist Maraniss now brings the great baseball player back to life. Anyone who saw Clemente play will never forget him--he was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. But Clemente was that rare athlete who rose above sports to become a symbol of larger themes. Born in rural Puerto Rico, at a time when there were no blacks or Puerto Ricans playing organized ball in the United States, Clemente went on to become the greatest Latino player in the major leagues, a ballplayer of determination, grace, and dignity who paved the way and set the highest standard for waves of Latino players who followed in later generations.--From publisher description.
Language Spanish.
Subject Clemente, Roberto, 1934-1972.
Baseball players -- Puerto Rico -- Biography.
Jugadores de béisbol -- Puerto Rico -- Biografía.
Added Author Echerri, Vicente, 1948-
Added Title Clemente : the passion and grace of baseball's last hero. Spanish
ISBN 0743294726 (pbk.) : $15.00
9780743294720 (pbk.)

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