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Roberto Clemente: Pride Of The Pittsburgh Pirates

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Roberto Clemente : Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates 
Jonah Winter, Raúl Colón (Illustrated by)
Trade Paperback [2008]
Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
40 pages
11 in H | 8.5 in W | 0.3 in T | 0.4 lb Wt

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A moving, exquisitely illustrated picture book biography of Roberto Clemente, legendary Latino baseball player, pioneer, and humanitarian.

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. 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 three-thousand 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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Weight .4 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .3 in
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