Websites

Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente
http://www.robertoclemente.si.edu/english/virtual_story.htm
Explore Clemente’s life in an interactive timeline from the Smithsonian Institute.

'Clemente’ Tells Story of a True Baseball Hero
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5369849
Read an excerpt from David Maraniss’ book, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero. Includes a timeline of Roberto Clemente’s life and career.

American Experience: Joe DiMaggio: A Hero’s Life
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/dimaggio/index.html
Learn about the life and career of another mid-20th century baseball great, New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio. See if you can beat his hitting streak in an interactive baseball game, rank great moments in baseball, and more.

Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball/
Learn about the history of baseball on this PBS companion Web site with a timeline, gallery of players and a trivia quiz.

Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/puertorico/index.html
This site from the American Memory historical collections at the Library of Congress offers images, essays and histories of Puerto Rico from 1831-1929.

Books

Ayala, Cesar J. and Rafael Bernabe. Puerto Rico in the American Century, A History Since 1898. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Barretto, Nestor and Jorge Carbonell. Home: A Celebration of Roberto Clemente’s History and Passion. San Juan: Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, 2002.

Belen, Edna Acosta and Carlos E. Santiago. Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Contemporary Portrait. London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006.

Burgos , Jr., Adrian. Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.

Figueroa, Luis. Sugar, Slavery, and Freedom in Nineteenth Century Puerto Rico. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. New York: Penguin Books, 2000.

Maraniss, David. Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006.

Markusen, Bruce. Roberto Clemente: The Great One. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing Inc., 1998.

Regalado, Samuel O. Viva Baseball: Latin Major Leaguers and their Special Hunger. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Ruck, Rob. The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

____. Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh. Champaign: University of Illinois, 1993.

Serafin, Mendez and Gail Cueto. Puerto Rico Past and Present: An Encyclopedia. London: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Van Hyning, Thomas. Puerto Rico’s Winter League: A History of Major League Baseball’s Launching Pad. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1995.

_____. The Santurce Crabbers. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 1999.

Wagenheim, Kal. Clemente!. Waterfront Press, New Jersey, 1973.

Walker, Paul Robert. Pride of Puerto Rico: The Way of the Jibaro. San Diego: Gulliver Books, 1988.

Whalen, Carmen Teresa and Victor Vasquez-Hernandez, Ed. The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005.

Will, George. Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball. New York: Harper Paperbacks, 1991.

 

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