“He was a great man!” Children in Miami learn about the figure of Roberto Clemente through historical images from El Nuevo Dia

“He was a great man!”  Children in Miami learn about the figure of Roberto Clemente through historical images from El Nuevo Dia

Miami – It is 9:00 in the morning at the loanDepot Park stadium in Miami, home of the Marlins in the Major Leagues.

On the field, about 40 children sit near the first base foul line. They had just finished a fun clinic offered by Marlins personnel in which they ran the bases, hit and threw in the bullpen.

“Who knows Roberto Clemente?”, the photojournalist asked them. The new dayDennis Rivera Pichardo, to the group of children.

Only one, who had one of the caps Pittsburgh PiratesI raise my hand.

“He died on a plane,” the boy responded.

The rest of the boys, either out of shyness or because they didn’t really know Clemente, remained silent.

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