Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente – Legendary Baseball Player, Outstanding Humanitarian Roberto Clemente was a legendary baseball player and a humanitarian who left an indelible mark on the game and society as a whole. Born in Puerto Rico on August 18, 1934, Clemente grew up in a poor family and worked odd jobs as a child to help support them. However, he showed exceptional talent on the baseball field and quickly rose to become one of the greatest players of his generation. Clemente began his professional baseball career in the Puerto Rican Winter…

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Puerto Rican Players In The MLB

The island of Puerto Rico, located in the Caribbean, has the fourth-most active players from Latin American jurisdiction in the MLB. The incorporated U.S. territory is part of a chain of islands that have seen over 200 players involved in the major leagues since 1942. Players who were either born or naturalized in Puerto Rico were initially allowed to sign with MLB outfits as free agents and were typically handed minor-league contracts ahead of their debut in the majors. In 1989, however, the league decided to include the nation on…

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Puerto Ricans Helping Dodgers Pursue World Series

Puerto Ricans Helping Dodgers Pursue World Series “Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers 0, St. Louis Cardinals 0, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California” by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The last time Major League Baseball was forced to play a shortened season, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees to win the World Series. Oddsmakers are of the belief that history will repeat itself this season in baseball’s first shortened campaign since the 1981 season was reduced by a strike. If you were…

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