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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente
Images: Various forms of memorabilia, including paintings, stamps, and sculptures, celebrating and honoring Clemente's many achievements.
 

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Roberto’s achievements on the field, his pride in Puerto Rico, his concern for children, his empathy with the struggles of others, and his premature death have made him one of those individuals so beloved and admired that people want to keep him alive in their memory.

Image: Books chronicling Clemente's life have been printed in several languages.Dozens of books in Spanish, English, and Japanese have recorded his story. His image has inspired illustrators, painters, and sculptors. After his death, broad sectors of the population spontaneously paid him tribute through creations of popular art such as crafts, poems, paintings, ceramics, and drawings. Image: Coin (used as legal tender) issued in honor of Clemente in Liberia in 1994.Countless commemorative articles have been created around his image, even a coin in circulation in the African nation of Liberia.

Image: Clemente endorsed commercial products - from Corn Flakes cereal to Bobblehead Clemente.Clemente’s likeness has been used commercially for Image: Clemente endorsed commercial products - from Corn Flakes cereal to Bobblehead Clemente.products ranging from breakfast cereal to baseball cards to bobble-head dolls to beanie babies.

 
   
 

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