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Today, we tell about Roberto Clemente. He was one of the most honored baseball players in history. He became the first Latino baseball player to be included in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Most sports players are known for how great they play a game, or how many records they break.
But Roberto Clemente was loved not only for his ability in sports, but also for the kind of person that he was. Clemente was one of the first professional Latino baseball players in the United States. He became one of the best.
He also worked to change the way baseball, and the country, treated racial minorities in the nineteen fifties and sixties.
He stood up against racism and did not permit anyone to be treated differently in his presence. As a young boy, he helped his father, who worked on a sugar farm and also managed a store that sold food. In school, Roberto was an excellent runner.
He also won awards for throwing the javelin. But more than anything, he loved playing baseball.
He had many skills. But his strongest quality was his powerful right arm that could throw a ball a great distance. While in high school, Roberto signed a contract to play baseball for the Santurce Crabbers in the Puerto Rican winter league. At the age of eighteen, Roberto was already hitting a baseball better than many professional players in the United States.
This ability was recognized the following year. He offered to give him a ten thousand dollar gift to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. But Roberto was unable to join the major league team because he was still in high school. The young baseball player told Mr.
Campanis that he would join the Brooklyn team as soon as he finished school. By the time he finished high school, Roberto had received several other offers from major league teams in the United States.
One team offered him a thirty thousand dollar gift just to sign a contract agreement. Although Clemente had not signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he kept his word to the team.
He refused the other offers and signed on to play for Brooklyn.
The Dodgers put Roberto Clemente on one of their minor league teams where young players often begin. But soon after his first season, the Pittsburgh Pirates took Clemente for their team. Clemente began playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates in nineteen fifty-five. At the time, Clemente was still learning to speak English.
In the nineteen fifties the United States was still very much divided between racial lines. Pittsburgh did not have a Latin American community at the time.
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