Originally Posted by SteelerDan43
Without Clemente the latin player is no where near as far along. In latin countries he is what Babe Ruth is to whites and Jackie Robinson is to blacks...
While I agree with this statement,he wasn't the first latin player to play in the majors.He is the most celebrated however.
Also,would he be looked upon the same way if he hadn't died in such a tragic way?Personally,I don't think so.