Roberto Clemente: Big hits and bigger hardships
About the Author
My name is Owen Reece and I am a 6th grader at Holman middle school. I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. In my free time, I love to play sports and I enjoy hanging out with my friends. One day, I hope to be a famous baseball player for the New York Yankees.
Reasons for making this site
I am in Mr. McCormack's 6th grade English class, and we were assigned a project to create a website about an important person of our choice. I chose to make my website on Puerto Rican baseball player, Roberto Clemente. I find Roberto Clemente interesting because he was a true hero.
Roberto Clemente grew up in Puerto Rico with 6 brothers and sisters. When he was a child, Roberto Clemente was passionate about baseball. Even though he did not have enough money to buy a real bat or ball he would still play, he used a stick and a can to substitute for the bat and the ball, and that was all he needed. Roberto attended school at Julio Vizcarrando Coronado High School in Puerto Rico. He didn’t just play on the school baseball team, he also ran on the track team. After high school, Roberto was drafted to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Soon after, he was traded to the Pittsburg Pirates.
Cause and effect paragraph:
The Beginning of the Future
Roberto Clemente was one of the first Puerto Rican baseball players in Major League Baseball history. Like Jackie Robinson and other nationally diverse players, he also experienced racial discrimination. He was often offended by the sports press and sports fans across the nation. But, he proved them wrong by winning twelve Golden Gloves, receiving an MVP award in the 1971 World Series, and winning four National League batting titles. Overall, Roberto Clemente showed true courage and played the sport he loved while ignoring the "nay sayers."
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Roberto's life experiences
Roberto Clemente was born on August 18, 1934, in Puerto Rico. He was selected in the 1954 Major League Baseball draft, with only his high school diploma. Soon after, he made his debut in as a team member of the Pittsburg Pirates in 1955. In the 1960s, Roberto led the National league in batting 4 times in a row. In 1971, Roberto was the MVP in the World Series against the Orioles. After his exceptional baseball career, he died in a tragic plane crash while giving his time to help the less fortunate by transporting supplies to Nicaragua. After he perished, he was inducted into the baseball Hall Of Fame in 1973, becoming the first Hispanic baseball player to have that honor.
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