Roberto Clemente Quotes

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Introduction,

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican professional baseball player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest outfielders in the history of the sport. He was born on August 18, 1934, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, and grew up in a large family. Clemente began playing baseball as a child and quickly developed a passion for the sport.

In 1954, Clemente signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and began his professional baseball career in the minor leagues. He made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955 and went on to play for the team for his entire career. Clemente was known for his outstanding skills as a fielder and hitter, and he won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.

Clemente was also known for his humanitarian work and his commitment to social justice. He was deeply involved in charitable efforts, particularly those related to his home country of Puerto Rico, and he used his platform as a professional athlete to advocate for racial equality and civil rights.

On December 31, 1972, Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He was just 38 years old at the time of his death, and his legacy as both a baseball legend and a humanitarian continues to inspire people around the world.

If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this Earth.

But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace.

I loved the game so much that even though our playing field was muddy and we had many trees on it, I used to play many hours every day.

I was born to play baseball.

Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.

Pitch me outside, I will hit .400. Pitch me inside, and you will not find the ball.

I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don’t know what suffering is.

He gave the term ‘complete’ a new meaning. He made the word ‘superstar’ seem inadequate. He had about him the touch of royalty.

I will hit .450 if you give me Ralph Garr’s legs, Johnny Bench’s age and cut the travel schedule.

I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give.

I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 than swinging for home runs.

Look at my skin – I am not of the white people.

I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.

I tell you, (Steve) Blass, you pitch me inside, they never, never find that ball.

My father used to say, ‘I want you to be a good man; I want you to learn how to work. And I want you to be a serious person.’ I grew up with that in my mind.

A nation without heroes is nothing.

I was born to play baseball.

I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball.

The big thing about (Roberto) Clemente is that he can hit any pitch. I don’t mean only strikes. He can hit a ball off his ankles or off his ear.

When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth.

To the people here, we are outsiders. Foreigners.

Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.

If I would be happy, I would be a very bad ball player. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.

It’s not a bad ball if I can hit it.

To the people here, we are outsiders. Foreigners.

The Dodgers told me a big bonus was no good, and they said other players would resent it. Better for me to take a small amount of money and work my way.

I wasn’t ready for the majors when I joined the Pirates in 1955. I was too young and didn’t know my way around.

I used to watch Monte Irvin play when I was a kid. I idolized him. I used to wait in front of the ballpark just for him to pass by so I could see him.

Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.

I think all human beings are equal, but one has to unceasingly fight hard to maintain that equality.

I bought my parents their home in Puerto Rico and gave them possessions they never thought they’d ever see.

In a way, I was born twice. I was born in 1934 and again in 1955 when I came to Pittsburgh. I am thankful to say that I lived two lives.

I get sick when I see somebody play, and I can’t play.

My mother has the same kind of an arm, even today at 74. She could throw a ball from second base to home plate with something on it. I got my arm from my mother.

When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth.

I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.

I run, I throw, I move. it hurts. It goes away and it comes back. Someday, it hurt, someday, no. If it does not cure, I quit baseball. No fool around.

There’s no difference between me and you. You need something, a glove, a place to live, you let me know.

A nation without heroes is nothing.

In a way, I was born twice. I was born in 1934 and again in 1955 when I came to Pittsburgh. I am thankful to say that I lived two lives.

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a baseball player. This is something I think about. The more I think about it, I’m convinced that God wanted me to play baseball.

I gonna rest. If the pain is still there, I won’t come back to spring training.

In a way, I was born twice. I was born in 1934 and again in 1955 when I came to Pittsburgh. I am thankful to say that I lived two lives.

I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don’t know what suffering is.

If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this earth.

The farther away you writers stay, the better I like it. You know why? Because you’re trying to create a bad image of me… you do it because I’m black and Puerto Rican, but I’m proud to be Puerto Rican.

I would be lost without baseball. I don’t think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive.

I think all human beings are equal, but one has to unceasingly fight hard to maintain that equality.

I would be lost without baseball. I don’t think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive.

I get sick when I see somebody play, and I can’t play.