Clemente: El verdadero legado de un hero inmortal by The Clemente Family

By The Clemente Family

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Gigante del béisbol, hombre de familia, activista humanitario... los angeles vida y el legado de Roberto Clemente, contado aquí por su familia.

Con los angeles rapidez de su bate y un atletismo inigualable, Roberto Clemente intimidó a l. a. mayoría de los lanzadores de las grandes ligas durante dieciocho temporadas, compilando más de tres mil hits. Tenía las piernas más veloces de l. a. época. Su brazo period uno de los más fuertes; con increíble frecuencia fusilaba a los corredores de base desde el jardín derecho. Pasó toda su carrera luchando por ganarse el respeto del público y finalmente lo obtuvo con un desempeño histórico durante l. a. Serie Mundial y a lo largo de los angeles segunda mitad de su carrera, l. a. cual lo dejaría en compañía de grandes nombres como Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays y Mickie Mantle. Pero es lo que Roberto Clemente hacía fuera del campo lo que lo convirtió en un gran ser humano. Fue uno de los primeros atletas en comprender cómo utilizar el poder de los deportes para transformar no sólo un puñado de vidas sino miles de ellas. Murió siendo fiel a su consciencia y a lo que le pedía su corazón. Clemente estaba llevando suministros a una Nicaragua afectada por el terremoto cuando su avión se cayó en el Atlántico.

Cuarenta años después de esta trágica fecha, los angeles viuda y los hijos de este atleta ejemplar y activista humanitario consumando, hablan por primera vez del hombre que perdieron. Con una colección de fotografías exclusivas nunca antes vistas, este poderoso libro cuenta los angeles inspiradora historia de Roberto Clemente en l. a. voz de quienes mejor lo conocieron.

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