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Roberto Clemente : Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates
by Jonah Winter and Raúl Colón




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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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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9781416950820
  • ISBN-10: 1416950826
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 10.82 x 8.49 x 0.15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds


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