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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente
Image: Montage depicting Clemente stretching and a statue honoring him outside of former Three Rivers Stadium.
 

National Traveling Exhibit (2007-2012)

Roberto Clemente became a baseball legend during the 1960s and 70s with his explosive throwing arm, lightning speed, and consistently high batting average, but he was much more than an astounding athlete. For millions of fans across the world, especially in his native Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America, Clemente was a cultural hero who gave underprivileged people a voice. His story—a study in character, drive, and the ascendancy of man to myth—is told in Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Beyond Baseball will be touring the nation for several years, beginning in 2007. This in-depth exhibition includes biographical highlights, baseball statistics, rare photographs, and the insightful words of the people who knew Clemente best.

Beyond Baseball: The Life of Robert Clemente was developed by the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico with the Carimar Design and Research studio, and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Smithsonian Latino Center.

 

 
     
 

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