Roberto Clemente Research Paper
Roberto Clemente was born as Roberto Clemente Walker on August 18, 1934, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was the last of six children to Melchor Clemente and his wife Dona Luisa. Roberto Clemente was married to Vera Clemente and they had three sons. Roberto Clemente mother was very religious, she often fed the poor children that would come over and play with Roberto and his siblings. Roberto parents instilled in him the value of hard work, respect, dignity, and generosity. “I never heard hate in my house,” said Roberto Clemente (Roberto Clemente1 1).
During Roberto Clemente childhood, he led a group of boys to raise money to help build a fence to protect their school. Roberto Clemente also once rescued someone from a burning car. As a young boy, Roberto Clemente got up at six o’clock to deliver milk he was trying to save money to buy a bike. Also, as a young boy, he developed a passion for baseball. Roberto Clemente was dominant on any field. He made …show more content…
There were seventy players at the camp, but Roberto Clemente stood out, he was partially known for his rifle arm. “He was the best free agent athlete, I have ever seen,” said Al Campanies (Roberto Clemente2 1) After playing in the Puerto Rico winter league with the Santurce, Roberto Clemente was then signed to the Dodgers. Roberto could hit home runs, throw people out, and run fast but the Dodgers keep Roberto Clemente on the benched a lot thinking they let him play a little so another team wouldn’t notice him. “This was a fact my dad really believed,” said by Roberto Clemente son Roberto Jr (The Clemente family 146). In 1954, he played with the Dodgers’ Montreal farm club because Brooklynn didn’t put protect him on their roster, Pittsburgh drafted him. “I didn’t even know where Pittsburgh was,” Roberto later confused (Roberto Clemente1