Saturday, April 17, 2010


"He gave the term 'complete' a new meaning. He made the word 'superstar' seem inadequate. He had about him the touch of royalty." - Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn (1973 eulogy)

"Clemente could field the ball in New York and throw out a guy in Pennsylvania." - Broadcaster Vin Scully

"He was the one player that players on other teams didn't want to miss. They'd run out of the clubhouse to watch him take batting practice. He could make a 10-year veteran act like a 10-year-old kid." - Pitcher Steve Blass

"I still see him sometimes when I am alone. People remember him as a ballplayer, but he was so much more. He was a father, a husband, a wonderful man." - Vera Clemente (wife)

''Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.'' - Roberto Clemente

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