American Experience - Season 20, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Roberto Clemente (Episode 8)


Episode Info

Roberto Clemente not only became the first Latino pro baseball player to achieve superstar status, he made sure that people were aware of the issues affecting areas of the world in need of humanitarian aid. His life was tragically cut short while on a flight to Nicaragua, but this film celebrates the life of the influential athlete. The film utilizes archival footage along with contemporary interviews with his colleagues and many baseball historians.


Jimmy Smits
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