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July 13, 2010 | By DeAntae Prince
Rod Carew was in disbelief the first time he met Roberto Clemente. He said he was "living the dream" when he met and played against his childhood hero in baseball's 1967 All-Star game in Anaheim, five years before Clemente died in a plane crash while trying to aid earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Their names were together again Tuesday as they were enshrined as the 47th and 48th players in the Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame at baseball's All-Star FanFest, also in Anaheim.
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February 28, 2014 | By Catharine Hamm, This post has been corrected. See note at bottom for details.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - I go to sleep each night watched over by a portrait of Roberto Clemente. I wake up each morning and see a baseball signed by Sandy Koufax. In between, I can glimpse Los Angeles, Washington and Cleveland baseball caps hanging from the mirror in the guest room. I don't live in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It just sometimes feels as though I do. The home-field artifacts that make up part of our oddball d├ęcor - which I allow and he adores - are bush league when viewed through the prism of the real hall.
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August 27, 2010 | BY Michael Ordoña
Baseball fans will find the start of "Chasing 3000" tough to resist: highlights from the career of one of the greatest, Roberto Clemente. This sincere, nostalgic, brothers-on-the-road movie has its strong points but sadly fails to do what Clemente so famously did in his final at-bat — finish on a high note. It's 1972, and teens Mickey ( Trevor Morgan) and Roger ( Rory Culkin) aren't taking well to being transplanted from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, away from their grandfather ( Seymour Cassel)
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October 29, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
- Clayton Kershaw was presented Sunday with the Roberto Clemente Award, the top humanitarian honor bestowed by Major League Baseball. Kershaw, 24, the Dodgers' ace and the defending National League Cy Young Award winner, has worked with community organizations in Los Angeles and in his hometown of Dallas. However, he and his wife, Ellen , have focused on building an orphanage in Zambia. Kershaw is the youngest winner of an award that has been presented since 1971, with recipients including Willie Mays , Cal Ripken Jr. , Dave Winfield and 11 other Hall of Fame members.
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March 7, 1986 | STEVE DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
Every time Roberto Clemente Jr. looks at the pictures, he laughs. There he was, in diapers no less, swinging a baseball bat and sliding into imaginary bases. And here he is, a Padre minor leaguer. The story of his father is well-documented. Roberto Clemente Sr. was a Hall of Fame outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had 3,000 career hits, but it was not just statistics that made him special, especially to the people of Puerto Rico. He died Dec.
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September 11, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Baltimore Orioles have signed outfielder Roberto Clemente Jr. to play for their Double-A team in Hagerstown, the American League club announced Monday. Clemente, 25, has played in the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres' organizations. He last played professional ball in 1986 with the Padres' Class A team in Charleston, S.C. He batted .229 that season with no homers and two RBIs in 31 games.
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March 30, 2004
Pro players who wore No. 21 for Pittsburgh teams and had untimely deaths: * Arky Vaughn, Pirates...Killed in boating accident. * Roberto Clemente, Pirates...Killed in plane crash. * Michel Briere, Penguins...Killed in auto accident. Source: World Features Syndicate
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June 30, 1990
I have to respond to Richard Blue's letter from last Saturday regarding Nolan Ryan. Mr. Blue's letter states that Ryan should never make the Hall of Fame because of the number of walks he has issued. Since Mr. Blue thinks a poor showing in one category is reason for exclusion, then I'm sure that he will agree with the following: 1. Get rid of Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle because they are among the all-time leaders in striking out. Mike Schmidt fanned a lot, too. 2. Get rid of Ted Williams and Stan Musial.
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February 2, 1987
Arthur Ellen, a hypnotist who during his 46-year career freed noted ballplayers including Nolan Ryan, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente and Maury Wills of their pre-game jitters, died last week of throat cancer. He was 75. Ellen, who lived in Northridge, also helped Hollywood actors, such as Tony Curtis and Eddie Albert, settle down so they could memorize scripts. But he also worked to free patients of more common fears, from medical shots to dentist drills, from claustrophobia to agoraphobia.
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June 3, 2003 | Ross Newhan, Times Staff Writer
It is a quiet afternoon at Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente. No youngsters on the baseball diamonds or basketball courts. No chatter from the running track or pool area.
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October 28, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
DETROIT - Clayton Kershaw was honored Sunday with the Roberto Clemente Award, the top humanitarian honor bestowed by Major League Baseball. Kershaw, 24, the Dodgers' ace and the defending National League Cy Young Award winner, has visited Africa in each of the past two winters. He and his wife, Ellen, launched "Kershaw's Challenge" and wrote the book "Arise" in helping to raise money to build an orphanage in Zambia. Kershaw was announced as the winner at a news conference before Game 4 of the World Series, presented with the award by Commissioner Bud Selig and Vera Clemente, the widow of the Hall of Fame outfielder.
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September 30, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Award ballots are due at the end of the week from voting members of the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America, and as always there are few easy choices. The toughest might be American League Cy Young, as you can argue Detroit's Justin Verlander and Tampa Bay's David Price from about 100 angles. The AL most-valuable-player debate rages on, but it would be hard not to pick between the Angels' Mike Trout and Detroit's Miguel Cabrera if either leads his team into the postseason, especially if that is Cabrera, who was there all season.
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April 15, 2012 | By David Davis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Homer Osterhoudt was born and raised in Cooperstown, N.Y., site of the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1939. Every summer, when the immortals of the diamond visited for the annual induction ceremony, the longtime mail carrier was waiting on Main Street, camera at the ready. His photographs capture shards of hardball splendor: a dapper Babe Ruth giving his induction speech, Dizzy Dean warming up on the sidelines. "You read about these big-time players in the newspapers," Osterhoudt said, "and here I am taking photographs of them.
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September 7, 2011 | By Houston Mitchell
Notable athletes who have died in a plane crash: Oct. 18, 1925 -- Marvin Goodwin, Cincinnati Reds pitcher. Goodwin was one of the 17 pitchers allowed to continue throwing the spitball after it was outlawed in 1920. He died in Houston after crash-landing his plane in a training exercise with the Army Air Reserve. Believed to be the first pro athlete killed in a plane crash. May 4, 1949 -- 22 members of the Torino soccer club. The entire team was killed when its plane crashed into a mountain near Torino, Italy, near the end of league play in Serie A, which immediately canceled the rest of the season and declared Torino the champions.
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August 27, 2010
Baseball fans will find the start of "Chasing 3000" tough to resist: highlights from the career of one of the greatest, Roberto Clemente. This sincere, nostalgic, brothers-on-the-road movie has its strong points but sadly fails to do what Clemente so famously did in his final at-bat — finish on a high note. It's 1972, and teens Mickey (Trevor Morgan) and Roger (Rory Culkin) aren't taking well to being transplanted from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, away from their grandfather (Seymour Cassel)
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July 13, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez
If the players had their way, the All-Star game would have nothing to do with deciding home-field advantage for the World Series. Michael Weiner , executive director of the players' union, said Tuesday there was "strong sentiment" the advantage should be determined by regular-season record and that he expected to have "healthy discussions" on the topic as part of next year's collective bargaining. He said the players never embraced the concept of awarding home-field advantage in the World Series to the winning league in the All-Star game, but they reluctantly agreed in order to satisfy Fox, which broadcasts the event.
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June 15, 1989 | ROB RUCK, Special to The Times and Rob Ruck is a Pittsburgh historian and free-lance writer.
Clemente's flight hasn't made it to Managua this time, either. Vera Clemente's, that is. But the plane taking her back to Nicaragua for the first time since the death of her husband, Roberto Clemente of the Pittsburgh Pirates, on New Year's Eve, 1972, has not disappeared into the Caribbean, as his did. It simply has not gotten off the ground in San Juan. Commandante Emmett Lang, Nicaragua's minister of sport, huddles with an entourage from the Institute of Sport at Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport.
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August 3, 1985
Concerning Pete Rose's remarks about Ty Cobb making more errors than any other outfielder (Morning Briefing, July 27), that's showing only one side of the coin. Cobb played 2,938 games as an outfielder, more than anyone in the history of the game. To say Rose has the highest lifetime fielding average is misleading because Rose has spent two-thirds of his career in the infield. Cobb played in an era where fielding averages were about 20 points less than they are today. You noted Max Carey held the National League record for errors.
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July 13, 2010 | By DeAntae Prince
Rod Carew was in disbelief the first time he met Roberto Clemente. He said he was "living the dream" when he met and played against his childhood hero in baseball's 1967 All-Star game in Anaheim, five years before Clemente died in a plane crash while trying to aid earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Their names were together again Tuesday as they were enshrined as the 47th and 48th players in the Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame at baseball's All-Star FanFest, also in Anaheim.
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