Roberto Clemente’s name graces a modern
baseball stadium in Carolina and the Coliseum in San Juan, keeping
his memory alive in his hometown. These gestures might be expected.
But they are only the beginning.
Clemente’s name has been used for stadiums,
schools, hospitals, and highways in Puerto Rico, the United States,
Nicaragua, and places as distant as Germany.
After his death, Major League Baseball established
an award that bears Clemente’s name, recognizing the player
who, besides being a good athlete, emulates Clemente’s philanthropy
In Puerto Rico an award in his name is given
at public schools to those who excel as athletes, students, and
are 45 schools in the States that are named after Roberto and
there are Roberto Clemente Leagues that play in the Roberto Clemente