Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente
Explore Clemente’s life in an interactive timeline from the Smithsonian Institute.
'Clemente’ Tells Story of a True Baseball Hero
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
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
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
This site from the American Memory historical collections at the Library of Congress offers images, essays and histories of Puerto Rico from 1831-1929.
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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