Will There Be A #21 Hanging Next To #42?
by, 04-16-2013 at 02:11 PM (462 Views)
I was captivated by the story of Jackie Robinson. His contributions to American society outweigh his accomplishments on the field. But could the same be said for Roberto Clemente and his influence on behalf of Latino ballplayers, and the manner in which he lived and died, off the field? If any jersey number is worthy of the honor bestowed on #42, it is #21. I have studied Clemente's influence over the years, and would recommend the following title to any serious fan of the game, and it's influence on the human community. Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero: David Maraniss: 9780743299992: Amazon.com: Books
Roberto Clemente's story deserves to be told, alongside the amazing life of Jackie Robinson. It's unfortunate that a biographer of Roger Kahn's talent has not told the story of #21.The Boys of Summer: Roger Kahn: 9780060883966: Amazon.com: Books Someday, I hope Roberto Clemente's story appears on the silver screen, and #21 is enshrined in every ballpark across America.