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Reading Baseball: 50 Years Ago, Roberto Clemente Proved His Greatness in the World Series

Roberto Clemente

The end of the 2021 World Series this week got Pete Peterson thinking about the 1971 Fall Classic.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete looks back on the 50th anniversary of one of the finest individual performances in World Series history and the man who overcame so much to produce it.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard “Pete” Peterson, author of Growing Up With Clemente and editor of The St. Louis Baseball Reader.

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