Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Bob’s 2006 conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Maraniss about his book, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero. Roberto Clemente was a legendary athlete who helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win two World Series championships. Clemente died in a 1972 plane crash, as he led an effort to deliver aid to Nicaragua after an earthquake. Today would have been his 75th birthday.