Sports journalists often mocked Latino ballplayers' English or, along with Major League Baseball, tried to ignore their "unamerican" heritage.
Roberto Clemente is introduced to overt racism while training in the American South.
On New Year’s Eve 1972, Clemente's plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing the baseball star and all four crew members. Tributes followed.
In November 1960, Roberto Clemente was more than disappointed after finishing only eighth among National League players in the Baseball Writers Association’s Most Valuable Player balloting.