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Old 11-17-2019, 09:24 AM
Wsoxmike59 Wsoxmike59 is offline
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Default RIP Vera Clemente


I was saddened to hear about the passing of Vera Clemente. I was always impressed with the way she held herself together with the untimely passing and tragic death of her Husband Roberto Clemente. A young woman left with 3 young boys to raise. As a baseball fan I was grieving the loss of Roberto the baseball talent, and was quickly reminded by my Father that he wasn’t just a baseball player, He was a Husband and Father and there was a hole or void in their family that wouldn’t be easily filled. I was proud of the way the Pirate family rallied around Vera and her boys. Namely Willie Stargell, Al Oliver and Manny Sanguillen Carried the torch for Roberto and made sure the the Clemente family was always cared for.

As the years passed, Vera became quite the spokesperson for Baseball and the Clemente legacy. I always felt the grief of losing her Husband never really left her or lessened all that much, such was the unimaginable loss of the late great Roberto Clemente. But Vera found an inner strength to fight on because she had 3 young sons to finish raising, and on top of all that she became a spokesperson for the game. To see the finished product of her work you only need to look to the sons of the late Roberto and Vera Clemente and what fine young men and role models they’ve become. RIP Mrs. Clemente you are finally home and reunited with your Husband.

"(Shoeless Joe) Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." ------ Connie Mack..........................."I copied (Shoeless Joe) Jackson's style because I thought he was the greatest natural hitter I ever saw. He's the guy who made me a hitter."------ Babe Ruth"
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:07 AM
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Well said. RIP, Ms. Clemente.
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