Roberto Clemente: Batting King - Arnold Hano - 1973 Dell Books Paperback

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Blurb: “This is the in depth biography of a baseball player who was one of the National Leaque's greatest superstars and at the same time a man who felt an overpowering responsibility for his fellow man.

When he died while on a mission of mercy to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, Roberto Clemente was one of only eleven players in the history of the majors to collect over 3,000 hits. An all around baseball natural, he started out his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates handicapped by both racial prejudice and his own emotions, but through hard work and a fierce determination to be liked he wound up with three batting titles, the MVP Award; and the adoration of Pittsburgh fans. Although he was plagued by numerous aches and pains throughout his career, he made life miserable for National League pitchers with his uncanny hitting ability, and his prowess in the outfield rivaled that of Willie Mays.

As a player and as a human being, Roberto Clemente stands out as one of the most notable figures in the history of baseball.”