"Everyone knows I've been struggling all my life. I believe that every human being is equal, but one has to fight hard all the time to maintain that equality."
As a professional baseball player, Roberto Clemente ranks among the best of all time. In addition to the Most Valuable Player Award, Clemente received 12 Gold Glove Awards, 4 National League batting titles, 12 All-Star Game selections, 2 World Series Championships, and reached the 3,000-hit milestone during his seventeen-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But there’s another Clemente record that is equally as impressive; his track record as a humanitarian and advocate for equal rights.
Clemente saw his career in baseball as a way to help make their lives better. For some, his generosity was financial; with others, he freely shared his chiropractic knowledge — learned as a result of his own back injury in 1954; and for many others, particularly children, Clemente’s kindness came as free lessons in the game of baseball. Despite his busy schedule, he made time to hold baseball clinics for kids, especially for those from low-income families. He gave back until his final days. A few months after reaching the exclusive 3,000 hit club, Clemente flew to Nicaragua to deliver relief and aid supplies as the country was reeling after a devastating earthquake in 1972. His plane crashed en route to Nicaragua on New Year’s Eve in 1972. Roberto Clemente died at the age of 38, fighting to help those in need.
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