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Old 03-02-2006, 06:49 PM   #13
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Default Re: Retire Clemente's 21??

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Originally Posted by SteelerDan43
The difference between them and Clemente is that Clemente went through racial issues that the players you mentioned didnt. He went throught that as the first widely popular latin player as Robinson did for the blacks. Even in the Pittsburgh media he was treated like a baseball playing monkey when in reality he was a very articulate man who just didnt speak the language well. These racial issues are not a problem for these latin players now due mostly in part to clemente (yes I know there were a few before him but he was the first major figure).
Okay,now I see where you're coming from.

Also,on another note,I think Robinson's daughter doesn't want Clemente's number retired by MLB not because of what her dad endured,but so she can live on as the daughter of the only man with that distinction.
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