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Roberto Clemente

April 17, 1955 -- Latino Baseball History

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

We urge the new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred to do the right thing for baseball and retire Roberto Clemente's No. 21. Baseball needs a facelift and retiring Clemente's No. 21 is a move in the right direction.

It's Time for MLB to Do More to Celebrate Roberto Clemente

Nicholas Mojica | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports
Nicholas Mojica

MLB retired Jackie Robinson's 42 back in 1997 and it was a great move that continues to highlight the importance of a legend, but it's time for MLB to honor another legend: Pittsburgh Pirates great, Roberto Clemente. Like Robinson, Clemente's legacy lives both on and off the field as well.

This Is What It Means To Be Afro-Latino

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.25.2015 | Latino Voices

In a Q&A for his 2011 PBS documentary "Black In Latin America," Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said: There were 11.2 million Africans that...

My 50 Favorite Books of 2014

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This is not a "50 best books of 2014" list. It is my personal and idiosyncratic list of books I found interesting and/or fun to read (or in a few cases, re-read) and that I think others will enjoy, too.

Derek Jeter's Endless Farewell Tour

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The overstatement of Jeter's intangible contributions, efforts to make him into a paragon of integrity and honor when he is essentially a great ballplayer who managed to stay out of trouble and not say anything stupid to the media in 20 years, all make it increasingly difficult to either like Jeter or take his farewell tour seriously.

This Baseball Great May Become A Saint

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Richard Rossi is on a crusade of sorts, traveling to cities across the country to collect stories about the fabled healing powers of baseball gr...

116th St Puerto Rican Street Festival and Parade: Mixed Emotions

Julio Pabon | Posted 08.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

As proud as we can be to buy a $1 dollar flag and wave it for hours, we should also be proud to work to get Oscar Lopez Rivera out of jail and to get Roberto Clemente's #21 retired from all of baseball. Until then we will only be a community that knows how to wave flags for our pride.

Award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Borinqueneers Now

Gretchen Sierra-Zorita | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Gretchen Sierra-Zorita

Roughly 60 years ago, 91 soldiers from Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, were court-martialed and sentenced for desertion and disobedience during the Korean War. The 65th Infantry Regiment was the last segregated unit in the U.S. Army.

Roberte Clemente's Son Speaks Out About Statue Controversy

NBC Latino | Posted 07.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Roberto Clemente, Jr., the son of the great Puerto Rican baseball legend, specifically told Goya that the company logo appearing on the base of a new ...

Remembering The Forgotten Latino All-Star Game

New York Daily News | Robert Dominguez | Posted 07.11.2013 | Latino Voices

It was the all-star game few baseball fans witnessed, and fewer today know it was ever played at all. Fifty years ago, on a warm and sunny autumn a...

Men in Sports Jerseys: Some Like It Haute?

Tom Semioli | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Tom Semioli

My wife, a career fashionista, has a name for grown men who actually appear attractive when adorned in a sports jersey. She calls them "professional athletes!"

Heroes Aren't Just Idols

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

An idol can inspire you to do something exceptional or creative, yet a hero can teach what it means to choose the good through self-sacrifice.

The Great Roberto Clemente

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Tijerino

This is a story I wrote for my daughter when she was scared of going to kindergarten a couple of years ago ... I wanted to post it as a tribute to Roberto Clemente, a great ballplayer but greater man who died 40 years ago helping the earthquake victims in my birthplace of Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Honors Roberto Clemente's Legacy 40 Years After His Death

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 12.27.2012 | Latino Voices

This upcoming December 31 will mark the 40 year anniversary of baseball legend Roberto Clemente's death. Despite how long ago it happened, time has no...

MLB Celebrated Jackie Robinson Day & Many Ask About Clemente?

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

As crazy as that sounds, it is a fact that not more than forty years ago the game of baseball in this country was only played by white skinned players.

PHOTOS: A Look At Latino Baseball Legends

Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

Roberto Clemente. Rod Carew. Tony Perez. Their names have gone down in baseball legend, but as it turns out, these three greats have more in commo...

'Heroes For My Son': The Day I Broke My Son's Heart (PHOTOS)

Brad Meltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Brad Meltzer

Since the day my son was born eight years ago, I'd been writing a book for him. It's a collection of heroes -- from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Mr. Rogers.

Arizona Strikes Out

Billy Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Billy Weinberg

Bud Selig and his peers now have the opportunity to put Jackie Robinson's lessons into practice. Baseball can step up to the plate to fight today's discrimination in Arizona.

Beyond Fallen Sports Idols: Let's Celebrate the Giving Life

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Siegel

Rather than dwelling on the shortcomings of our athletic heroes fed by the "build them up, tear them down" media culture, perhaps we should celebrate those stars who can inspire our children to also give of themselves to others.