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Bravo +Martin W. Smith
Do you know about Roberto Clemente? If you were born after his death, or not born around Pittsburgh you probably don't. But you should...
Roberto Clemente debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955. In the off-season, he would play winter ball back in his home country of Puerto Rico. He never stopped. He loved playing baseball.
In 1956 he first batted over .300, by the end of his 18 year career he would average .317. He would win 4 batting titles, but it was never his batting that he was best known for. He was like a cheetah in the outfield. He would run down anything and everything. He has no fear. Crashing into (then unpadded) outfield walls was just part of the job. His throwing arm was legendary, few tested it. In 1961 he had 27 assists from his outfield perch. But he wasn't best known for his defensive prowess.
Clemente played almost his entire career in pain. He was in pain while chasing down flies in Forbes Field, in pain while playing and managing his team during the winter in Puerto Rico, in pain while serving as a United States Marine Corps as a reserve. But it never stopped him. He just played harder.
Although he battled discrimination because of both his skin color and his Spanish speaking when he first arrived, he never let it deter him. Although the broadcasters insisted on calling him "Robby", we would always demand they use his real name - Roberto.
After the 1972 season he was doing what he had done most of his life. He was working with some charities to help the people. After a massive earthquake had hit Managua, Nicaragua just before Christmas, Clemente started to organize relief planes to deliver supplies. When he heard that local hacks in the government were diverting the shipments he decided to fly down and make sure the supplies got to where they were suppose to.
He never made it, his plane went down in the Caribbean on New Years Eve and his body was never recovered. He died trying to help. He died doing the thing that was most important to him. He died because there was work to be done and he wanted to do it.
Roberto Clemente is remembered for his passion, his pride and his work-ethic. He's remembered for pushing himself not only professionally, but also personally. Pushing himself as a man and as a human being.
Major League Baseball now offers the Roberto Clemete Award every year to a player with outstanding baseball playing skills who is personally involved
in community work.
It's easy to look back now and see what an amazing life Roberto Clemente led. Hindsight is always 20/20. But what about people in your life today?
Can you think of someone who is as inspirational as Roberto Clemente?
The same way Roberto Clemente pushed himself, +Martin W. Smith
pushes himself. Although Marty isn't on ESPN's highlight reel every night, he is on my highlight reel.
Marty is also trying to play through the pain. Marty is paying his own winter-league by putting in full-time work to help 2 massive charities off the ground.
But he's not just walking for Cancer research, he's trying to fundamentally change the way cancer research is done.
The organizational behavior of the large institutions and corporations that research cancer, may unduly favor low-risk research into small incremental advancements, over innovative research that might discover radically new and dramatically improved therapy. Marty thinks there is a better way, and he decided to build his dream - http://storyofcancer.org
If you think that there may just possibly be a better way to get at a real cure for cancer, join us.
If you don't have $10 to help us, just sharing this link could make all the difference.#ccslaunch