Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
Roberto Clemente, Jr., a businessman, broadcaster and former professional athlete will soon release a groundbreaking new book on his father, baseball legend Roberto Clemente Sr.
“Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero” documents Clemente, Sr.’s exceptional 18-year career in Major League Baseball and focuses intently on his quest to change the lives of thousands of people. Written by, Clemente, Jr. and his brothers Vera, Luis and Ricky, they express:
"My family and I are very proud to release this book honoring our father’s great career and dedication to humanitarian efforts this is a wonderful way to celebrate everything he did for people around the world. Only our family truly knows what a great person Roberto Clemente, Sr. was, and this book comes from the people who lived with and loved him."
In the book, Clemente, Jr. and his family detail his father’s struggles early in his professional career to earn respect, as well as his well-documented work ethic, which led him to become one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He accumulated more than 3,000 hits over the course of his career and had a strong throwing arm that allowed him to gun down runners from far out in right field.
Clemente, Sr. is perhaps equally famous for using his celebrity status to help others. He participated in charity work in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries during the off seasons. During his trips, he would often donate baseball equipment as well as food for people in need.
He passed away in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve of 1972 during a humanitarian trip to Nicaragua to help earthquake victims. Clemente, Jr. states:
"It has been more than 40 years since our father’s tragic death, but he continues to influence and inspire people all over the world to this day. Sometimes powerful figures like Roberto Clemente can seem larger than life, and people start to wonder what they were really like. With this book, we are giving a more personal telling of how he lived and what drove him to succeed."
Serving on the NPI Board of Directors, Clemente, Jr. works with brands across the United States. Nutritional Products International is a firm that provides strategically focused marketing services for the manufacturers of sports nutrition, nutraceutical, functional beverage, functional food and personal care products. http://www.nutricompany.com/
“Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero” has been published by Penguin Group. The book is now available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Clemente-True-Legacy-Undying-ebook/dp/B00C5QUMKK.