Roberto Clemente would have been 84 today. To celebrate… he’d probably get on base twice and throw a runner out at third
It has been 13 years since we lost Willie Stargell. Rather than go on and on about how much Willie meant to so many in baseball… we wanted to share this timeless obituary by AP sports writer Ted Anthony published on April 9th, 2001 from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Captain Willie was Pittsburgh icon
He was a great big bear hug of a man, as comfortable with a smile and a worthy cause as he was with a Louisville Slugger. When Willie Stargell ...Continue →9Share
On this day in 1973, the great Roberto Clemente becomes the first Latin-born player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The late Pirates outfielder, who died tragically only a few months earlier in a airplane crash, was elected posthumously after the mandatory five-year waiting period was waived.
Immensely proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, Clemente was an incredible baseball player and an even greater human being. He saw his career in baseball as a way ...Continue →6Share