Roberto Clemente, athlete
Aug. 18, 1934-Dec. 31, 1972
Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Raul Colon (Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 2005)
Inspirational. From Clemente's childhood of poverty to World Series triumph, and then tragic death, Clemente lives on as a role model on and off the field.
Continue reading about Clemente at the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service or find out more about him at the National Baseball Hall of Fame.