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Borinquen bella my island 4 months 3 weeks ago #381440

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We wish to congratulate U.S. Navy Captain Eric J. Anduze, a Boricua who assumed command of USS Theodore Roosevelt, a position of utmost importance for the Navy, as it is one of the largest and most important warships in the American Nation. In good time, it fills us Puerto Ricans with pride; today wishing them the greatest success in this priceless new order. Puerto Rican pride!
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#DidYouKnow MLB named September 9 as Roberto Clemente's Day to pay tribute to his humanitarian legacy and career as a player. History will be made today when the entire Pittsburgh Pirates team look #21 in their uniforms during the Chicago White Sox game. It's the first time since the death of the baller who will take number 21 in the team uniform.
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Puerto Rican ballers from other teams will also be able to wear number 21 during today's games. Some Latin American players will also join the initiative to pay tribute to the outstanding athlete born in the San Antón neighborhood of Carolina, Puerto Rico
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Clemente’s path to baseball legend started in Carolina, Puerto Rico, where he was born to a sugar cane worker on August 18, 1934. His full name was Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker, and he spent his childhood in Barrio San Antón. Baseball had been popular in Puerto Rico since the 1800s.

His parents were Melchor Clemente and Luisa Walker de Clemente. His father oversaw sugar cane cutters and his mother was a laundress, according to the Society for American Baseball Research.

By 16, he was already playing baseball with the Puerto Rican amateur league. Two years later, his professional career began in 1952, at age 18, when he signed with the Santurce Cangrejeros (Crabbers), a team in Puerto Rico’s Baseball League. His next step was with the minor league affiliate in Montreal for the Brooklyn Dodgers.


“His first at bat resulted in a game-winning home run on July 25, 1954,”
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Clemente quickly became an “idol” in Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, he did face some discrimination in the United States when his baseball career took off. The media would try to call him by the anglicized “Bob,” but he would insist on being called Roberto, never giving up his pride in his heritage. He was once quoted as saying, “I don’t believe in color.”
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Clemente had many athletic talents, but his strong throwing arm was at the top of that list. He was also a great hitter. According to the Society for American Baseball Research, he played with “reckless but controlled abandon” that electrified fans.
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Roberto Clemente spent his career with The Pittsburgh Pirates. The records and awards he won during his career include the following: “12 consecutive Gold Glove Awards, 4 National League batting titles, 3,000 career hits, the 1966 National League MVP Award, 2 World Series rings, and the 1971 World Series MVP Award.”

On October 12, 1971, Clemente “led the Pittsburgh Pirates to victory against the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the series, ultimately contributing to their Series title,”

He was the 11th player in baseball history to score 3,000 hits, according to the Hall of Fame

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Roberto Clemente’s legacy extends off the baseball field too. Google calls him “one of the most humanitarian athletes to play the game.”

Among things he was known for were “delivering food and supplies to those in need, holding baseball clinics for kids, or making generous donations,” and he showed a special
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Tragically, Clemente was only 38-years-old when he died in a plane crash. The date was Dec. 31, 1972, and he was trying to help people affected by an earthquake in Nicaragua.

the plane crashed because it was overloaded with supplies.


Clemente was also a veteran; he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
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Clemente is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was the “first Latin American and Caribbean player to be so honored.” His name is stamped on an award given to baseball players who help their communities too.

He is also a recipient of “Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Roberto Clemente Walker Congressional Gold Medal, and the Presidential Citizens Medal.” The professional baseball league of Puerto Rico bears his name.
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In 2016 ESPN and ESPN Sports announced the names of the 10 selected as the most INFLUENT SPORT FIGURES OF ALL TIME; and 50 chose the 10... #1?? ROBERTO CLEARLY from Carolina, Puerto Rico (beating Maradona and Messi).
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_____ The athlete IN THE WORLD who has been honored with more structures baptized with his name, is ROBERTO CLEMENTE from Carolina, Puerto Rico. ... parks, schools, places, buildings, avenues, roads, sports facilities, bridge, stadiums, housing complexes, walks, health clinics, among others. No other athletes ON THE PLANET have more streets, avenues, parks, places, schools, buildings, bridge, stadiums, coliseums than this beloved Puerto Rican compatriot. Only in Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and the United States there are over 125 facilities BAPTIZED in his honor.
_____ A few years ago the BBC World published the following headline: ′′ WHY IS PUERTORRICAN ROBERTO CLEMENT THE SPORTFIGURE WITH MOST STATUES IN THE WORLD ′′ and adds: ′′ He did not play the most popular sport in the world, nor was he born in the country most populous on the planet, but it's the SPORT FIGURE THAT HAS MOST BEEN SCULPTED ′′ (Beating Pelé and by far Mohamed Ali). No other athletes on the planet have more statues than this beloved Puerto Rican compatriot.

_____ it is impressive that not only in the history of the major leagues but in sport worldwide there is no player who has received more recognitions, honors and distinctions that exceeds the Puerto Rican athlete: items, teams, awards (1 of MLB exclusive), sports leagues, posters, books, songs, poems, memorabilia of first-class collectors, paintings, documentaries, their face on tickets, coins and postage stamps from various countries.
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ROBERTO CLEARLY WAS PROPHET ON HIS EARTH, because Puerto Ricans admire him, love him, remember him and feel a deep pride that a human being of his caliber is part of our people, be part of our history, be part of our nation.
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When Clemente first showed up at the Pirates' spring training in Florida, black players usually had to wait on the bus for their white teammates to bring them food to the restaurant after games. Clemente despised routine. He threatened to fight any black player who took the food, according to David Maraniss' biography on Clemente. He requested a separate transport, and the Pirates eventually provided a station wagon for the black players.
It's amazing to have a Hall of Fame with not only that trajectory in baseball, but also in humanitarianism and his willingness to fight for human rights, ”said former big league Carlos Delgado in Spanish during a telephone interview. “He had great pride and great integrity as a Black Puerto Rican and Latino, claiming his place in a very, very complicated environment.
«Vous le regardez maintenant et je ne peux même pas imaginer ce que c'était que dans les années 60 d'être Noir dans un club-house avec principalement des Blancs, avec des journalistes blancs qui vous dérangent constamment, se moquant de votre accent.
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Whatever happens in New York, there will always be Puerto Ricans involved. 911 was a nightmare, and there in the middle of it, there were ours.
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Since the events of 911, the photo of a woman asking for help that would never come, from the edge of the gigantic hole on the face of the building that was created by the crashed of the plane, literally appeared in every media of the planet. So sad when we found out she was a Puerto Rican sister. The powerlessness of not being able to do anything to help her.

EDNA CINTRÓN was born in Puerto Rico, 46 years old, was a professional working at the Marsh & McLennanen Insurance Broker s' office on the 97th floor of the North Tower. Everything they talk about her as a woman and a professional was very positive. Our sister died that day, there were people who said she had been one of the people who threw herself into the void, but it wasn't so; there are photos of EDNA seconds before the first 100 floors were literally made POWDER (because the building didn't fall, it disintegrated with everything inside: furniture, files, tables, elevators and all those innocent people like our EDNA.
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WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ is a pride for all his people. He worked as a janitor for 20 years at the Twin Towers. He claims being in the basement of the Tower seconds before the first ′′ plane ′′ crashed up, heard and felt A POWERFUL BOMB THAT EXPLOITED UNDER the building.
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When chaos unleashed, with bombs down and ′′ planes ′′ up, WILLIAM instead of running away, he got into the stairs and opened all the closed doors on the way to the top. The closed doors were preventing the exit of many people who were trapped. Those doors were opened with a special master key that only he had. William... only a giant heart pushes a human being to do what you did; we know that there are thousands of people among the saved, their families and friends who keep with deep gratitude in a corner of their heart a Puerto Rican angel called WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ
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A tragic day for all of us is America and those who lost their lives in an act of hate. May the lord have all their souls in heaven and always give comfort to their families and friends.
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Borinquen bella my island 1 month 2 weeks ago #382038

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So sad !

Arecibo was one of the most beautiful tools to unravel the mystery of the immensity!
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And I thought it was just a virtual fabrication for the James Bond movie!
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