Clemente's legacy remains vibrant source of inspiration

Jan 10, 2022 445

BY: Bruce Markusen

Throughout 2021, we have examined the career and life of Roberto Clemente from many perspectives. What’s left now is the question that comes up inevitably: 50 years after his remarkable play in the 1971 World Series, what is his true legacy?
Clemente himself was asked that question toward the end of his career. He responded: “I would like to be remembered as a player who gave all he had to give.” Given Clemente’s habit of playing the game with fury and passion, most fans would agree with that sentiment, but we should also remember him for so much more.

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