Clemente’s on the field accomplishments paved his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was a 15-time All-Star, a 12-time Gold Glove Award winner, he had over 3,000 hits and he won two World Series championships with the Pirates. Incredible numbers but they hardly define the man.
As part of a larger discussion on Roberto Clemente, La Vida Baseball's Jennifer Mercedes talked about Clemente's impact off of the field. Clemente was known to take sports media to task for what he believed was the unfair portrayal of Latino ball players.
Jennifer also wondered what Clemente's role would be in today's politically charged sports climate.