Clemente: On the eve of glory - Nestor R. Duprey Salgado


In the 1970-71 season of Professional Baseball of Puerto Rico, Roberto Clemente directed the Senators of San Juan. It was the eve of his consecration as a player in the "Big Circus", which would come in the 1971 World Series and his entry in 1972 to the exclusive group of sluggers who had hit 3,000 hits. It was, in turn, the farewell to the world of baseball in Puerto Rico, the one who had seen him born into sports life as an idol and who lived with his tragedies and joys, his miseries and his glories. The months of October 1970 to January 1971 when Roberto Clemente plays a leading role as "manager" of the Senators are the window to look at Clemente's world, his personality, his talent, his pride, his character and especially the features that made him the "Astro Boricua". It is also the window where we see a Roberto Clemente of flesh and blood, like us, who displays all his humanity, with complex lights and dwellings like all of us, as he is at the last step of his fragile mortality to begin his journey towards glory. Included. Shipping will take 5-7 business days.

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