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Who was Roberto Clemente
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Who was Roberto Clemente? Was written by who?
James Buckley jr.
When and where was Roberto born?
August 18, 1934. Carolina, Puerto Rico
What is Robertos full name
Roberto Clemente Walker
In Puerto Rico children take the last names of both parents into their name. Who did he inherit Clemente from?
How many sibilings did he have?
6, 3 brothers 1 sister and 2 step brothers
What happened to Robertos sister?
Died from burns in a kitchen fire
What nickname was given to him by his family regarding him always saying 'momentito' meaning just a moment
What did Roberto use as his first baseball?
What did Roberto use as his first bat
Branches from a guava tree
Robertos mother disapproved of his love of baseball because he would forget to do what? What did she try to burn as a result?
Eat and his bat
One memorable game as a child Roberto played how long and hit how many homers?
7 1/2 hours 10 homers
How much did it cost Roberto to see a baseball game as a child?
As a child who was his favorite team to watch?
San Juan senadors
Besides baseball what was most important to Roberto?
As a child what did Robertos family have as entertainment that no one around did?
At age 12 what heroic act was Did he do?
Pulled someone from a burning car
At age 11 he organized a fundraiser for what?
Build a fence around his school
In 1948 Robert Marin asked Roberto to play on his adult league softball team, how old was Roberto?
What was the team called and what did it stand for?
Sello rojo, red seal
What position did he play for sello rojo
In school, what other talent did he have that almost got him to the Olympics
In 1952, while still in high school, Roberto was paid how much to play for what team?
Crangrejeros means what?
the winter of 1953-54 Roberto signed with what major league team?
How much was his signing bonus with the dodgers
He turned down a $30,000 contract from the braves for what reason?
He already gave the dodgers his word
Before actually playing with the dodgers Roberto was sent where for training?
During his first game with the Royals he hit what?
Besides weather and language issues what was the biggest obstacle for Roberto?
Roberto said what about segregation?
I don't believe in color I believe in people
Why did Roberto leave the Royals and go home after a year?
Felt he was under used
Upon returning to the crabbers what did he help the win?
On the way to visit his brother in the hospital he was in a car accident permanently damaging what?
Neck and back
1955 what major league team drafted Roberto?
-what was some segregation he felt practicing at fort Myers?
Not around in hotels, parties, or to associate with other players
Roberto compared training camp to what?
What was the main reason Roberto could not bond to the rest of his team?
april 17 1955 was his first major league game and against who?
His first time at bat as a pirate he hit what?
1957 his official baseball card come out. what did it read and how did he feel?
Bob Clemente, disrespected
How were baseball cards originally distributed?
What did Roberto do with the money he made playing for the pirates
Bought his parents a house
In 1958 Roberto went to South Carolina for what?
Sign up for the marines
what year did he become national league player of the month for may?
July 1960 he was named to the what?
National league all-star team
The pirates first World Series victory with Roberto was against who and what was the score?
New York Yankees 10-9
Who was voted MVP of World Series against New York?
What place was Roberto ranked at in the World Series?
How did Roberto feel about ranking 8th in the World Series and why?
Cheated because of race and language issues
After expressing views on civil rights he was visited by who?
Dr. Martin Luther king jr.
1961 he had the best batting average in the league which was what?
What award was give for having the best batting average in the league?
Silver bat trophy
As a pirate what position did he excel at?
what award did he receive following the 1961 series?
Who voted on the golden glove award?
Players and coaches
How many times did Roberto win the gold glove award?
November 14 1964 what happened between roberto and his girlfriend Vera?
How many children did roberto have?
3. Roberto Jr. 1965, Luis Roberto 1966, Enrique 1969
What was in the healthy drink he made everyday
Eggs sugar and fruit juice
What did he take a spoonful of before each game?
1966 he was awarded the highest honor in baseball? National league most valuable player
National league most valuable player
1967 reached Robertos highest batting average, what was it?
he always had time for fans but whose letters did he answer first?
Children from cities the pirates were playing in next
where did he often visit children before traveling pirates games?
He would educate players from Puerto Rico on what?
Adjusting to American life
because of Roberto what percent of players were from Spanish speaking countries in 2013?
July 24 1970 the pirates honored him with a special ceremony called?
Roberto Clemente night
who in Roberto's family over came fright of flying to attend the ceremony?
On Roberto Clemente night where did he tell people to send donations and gifts?
he received the Tris Speaker Memorial Award as top player by Baseball Writer Association of America due to?
Speaking out against racism, helping Puerto Rican's and donating money
before the 1971 World Series what happened
While suffering from food poisoning what was his batting average?
What award was he givin after the 1971 World Series?
World Series Mvp
During his interview after winning the award what did he do that had never been done on a baseball broadcast
Gave his speech in Spanish
What accomplished record did he hit in 1972?
1972 Roberto was named manager of what?
All-star Puerto Rican team
While in Nicaragua Roberto offered to do what for a sick man?
Pay for his surgery
What did Roberto hand out everyday to the locals?
Bag of change
what did he bring back for his family from Nicaragua?
1972 a massive earthquake hit where?
Roberto organized charity to bring the victims of the earthquake what?
Food clothes medicine
After learning of the mistreatment of the goods he decided to do what?
Take them himself
How many planes where needed to transport the goods to Nicaragua?
What was wrong with the plane Roberto was on?
Recently wrecked, overloaded by thousands of pounds, unfit crew
What noise was heard when the plane to Nicaragua took off?
A loud bang
When did his plane crash into the ocean?
After 9pm on New Year's Eve 1972
How old was Roberto when the plane crashed?
what did the donations at his funeral afford? Children's wing in a Nicaragua hospital
Children's wing at Nicaragua hospital
A few days after his death what was announced?
He would be inducted into the hall of fame
How long do most players wait to be inducted into the hall of fame
5 years after retirement
major league baseball created the Roberto Clemente award which is given to who?
Player who excel on field and help their community
Richard Nixon donated the money to open what dream of Robertos?
A sport center in Puerto Rico
Nixon also honored Roberto with the first what?
Presidential citizens medal
Roberto Clemente sports center is run by whom?
The city of Pittsburgh renamed what in Robertos honor?
2003 George w bush awarded him what?
Presidential medal of freedom
"if you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you and you don't do that you are wasting your time on this earth" is said by who?
Roberto Clemente walker
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