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Old 03-04-2006, 11:51 AM   #15
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Exclamation Re: Retire Clemente's 21??

Originally Posted by SteelerDan43
There is an ongoing coo about wether or not to retire Roberto Clemente's 21 league wide. Jackie Robinson's daughter says it should only be her father who has the distinction of having his number retired and that Clemente did not go through what her father did so he should not have his number retired. I think they should retire Clemente's number also, he did for hispanics what Robinson did for african americans... Clemente is an icon of the hispanic community. People will say he didn't recieve the amount of racial abuse Robinson did but lets remeber when Clemente came into the league because he could barely speak any english was basically treated like a baseball playing monkey when in reality he was very a very articulate man who just didnt know english. Also lets not forget his humanitarian contributions that eventually brought his untimely death... Lets retire 21!!!
As far as I'm concerned, Robinsons daughter can go FH, I appreciate what her dad di, but he played for another team. Clemente played for the Bucs. She doesn't own the number 21.

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