For Roberto Clemente

Written, Directed, Produced by
Bernardo Ruiz

Caroline Waterlow

James Rutenbeck

Narrated by
Jimmy Smits

Senior Consultant
David Maraniss

Original Score by
Gary Lionelli

Michael Chin
Claudio Rocha

Associate Producers
Patricia Benabe
Lenina Nadal

Stills Animation
Anna Saraceno

George Simpson
Margarita Aponte Rivera
Patricia Armstrong
Sarah Chin
JT Takagi
Dino DiStefano

On-Line Editor
Mark Steele

Sound Mix
Heart Punch Studios

Additional Photography
John Foster
Stephen Kazmierski

Assistant Camera
Chad Djubek
Antonio Cisneros

Assistant Editors
Erin Waters
Marcos Meconi
Alexandra de Gonzalez

Rick Skutch, CPA

Fernando Ramirez

Academic Advisors
Adrian Burgos
Samuel O. Regalado
Rob Ruck

Puerto Rico Research Consultant
Soldanela Rivera

Additional Researchers
Lincoln Restler
Diana DiGioia

Production Assistants
Kelly Duncan
Casey Doolin
Joe Paclawski

Production Interns
Priscilla Alvarez
Michael Armstrong
Daniel Lanzman
Nemanja Mirkovic
Erik Perez
Carolina Sopper

Archival Footage Courtesy of
ABCNEWS VideoSource
Archive Films / Getty Images
Archivo de Imagen en Movimiento, Archivo General de Puerto Rico, Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
BBC Motion Gallery
Carol Bass
FILM Archives, Inc.
Fox Movietone News, Inc.
Society of Western Pennsylvania, Senator John Heinz History Center
Historic Films Archive, LLC
J. Fred MacDonald & Associates
National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY
NBC News Archives
Rare Sportsfilms, Inc.
SPPN Images
Streamline Films
UCLA Film & Television Archive
“Noticiero Viguié” John E. Viguié
The WPA Film Library
WPXI-TV Pittsburgh

Clemente Family Photographs, motion picture footage and excerpts provided courtesy of the Clemente family, used with permission. Copyright


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-line Editor
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Charles Kuskin

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Kelsey Dorwart
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano

Marketing and Communications
Laura Bowman
Jen Holmes
Patrick Ramirez

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Associate Producer, New Media
Molly Jacobs

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

A Quiet Pictures film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE



The production team would like to acknowledge David Maraniss’ book Clemente, The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero.

On-camera interview subjects and poetry readers:
Les Banos, friend
Carol Brezovec Bass, friend
Steve Blass, teammate
Orlando Cepeda, San Francisco Giants
Matino Clemente, brother
Vera Clemente, wife
Osvaldo Gil, friend
Juan Gonzalez, writer
David Maraniss, biographer
Roy Mchugh, sportswriter
Al Oliver, teammate
Samuel O. Regalado, historian
Robert Ruck, historian
Manny Sanguillén, teammate
George Will, writer

Off-camera interviews:
Luis Clemente, son
Enrique Zorilla, friend

Senior Consultant
David Maraniss, biographer

Academic Advisors
Adrian Burgos
Samuel O. Regalado, historian
Robert Ruck, historian

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