Clemente! The Enduring Legacy

Roberto Clemente, the first Latino baseball superstar, died on December 31, 1972, when his plane crashed while he tried to fly relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Clemente’s legacy endures nearly four decades after his tragic death, because he was not only a superb player — one of the best ever — but also a true hero, a passionate advocate for civil rights and for helping and inspiring others. Those who loved and admired Clemente speak out with touching memories in this moving and affecting book.


Kal Wagenheim, a journalist, is the author of numerous plays and screenplays and the author or translator of eight books. (For a full list of his works published by Markus Wiener, click here.) He is editor of the Caribbean Update newsletter, was a New York Times correspondent in San Juan, and is the author and translator of several books on Puerto Rico.