Written by Jeffery Dixon
August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972
Due to this upcoming National Hispanic Heritage Month, I was given the task to write about a person of the Hispanic ethnic group to recognize there the influences and contributions. The induvial I am choosing to write about for this National Hispanic Heritage Month is Roberto Clemente a Latin American, the reason for choosing him is because he was an athlete in Major League Baseball also known as the MLB and I have a pretty swell interest for them myself. Clemente was a professional baseball player for the Pittsburg Pirates also he had become one of baseball’s greatest stars, he was the right fielder who played 18 seasons, and he was the first Latin American and Caribbean played inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973 making him the first of his kind to be enshrined. This right here could have influenced those who are just like him showing that it is possible to do what he did as a Latin American man. This man was also a charity worker he gave back to those in need, he organized and donated to charities as well, as well as it is said that this man had passed away while putting others before him, it said that he died in a tragic plane accident on his way to deliver supplies to the victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. Due to his actions, he made world-changing outlooks on the world with his Baseball career and how generous he was by doing humanitarian work on his off time from baseball.
“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.”
– Robert Clemente