(MOBI) Clemente by David Maraniss
The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero
by David Maraniss
- Author: David Maraniss
- Format: hardcover, 401 pages
- ISBN: 9780743217811 (0743217810)
- Genres: baseball, sports, biography, history, inspirational, unfinished
- Language: english
- Release date: April 25, 2006
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
About The Book
On New Year’s Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente died a hero’s death, killed in a plane crash as he attempted to deliver food and medical supplies to Nicaragua after a devastating earthquake. David Maraniss now brings the great baseball player brilliantly back to life in “Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero,” a book destined to become a modern classic. Much like his acclaimed biography of Vince Lombardi, “When Pride Still Mattered,” Maraniss uses his narrative sweep and meticulous detail to capture the myth and a real man. Anyone who saw Clemente, as he played with a beautiful fury, will never forget him. He was a work of art in a game too often defined by statistics. During his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, he won four batting titles and led his team to championships in 1960 and 1971, getting a hit in all fourteen World Series games in which he played. His career ended with three-thousand hits, the magical three-thousandth coming in his final at-bat, and he and the immortal Lou Gehrig are the only players to have the five-year waiting period waived so they could be enshrined in the Hall of Fame immediately after their deaths.
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