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36+ Roberto Clemente Quotes From The Iconic Baseball Player

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Born on 18 August, 1934, Roberto Clemente was a baseball player who hailed from Puerto Rico.

An amazing baseball player, Roberto Clemente was very vocal about racist practices which still exist in our society. Sadly, he died at the mere age of 37 years old on 21 December 1972.

With some amazing skills on the field, Roberto was celebrated as the star baseball player of Puerto Rico. He followed one motto throughout his life, which was, "If you have a chance to help others and fail to do so you're wasting your time on this earth".  Roberto Clemente quotes in Spanish, quotes about Roberto Clemente, motivating Roberto Clemente quotes are liked by all. Listed below is a collection of some of the best Roberto Clemente quotes for you to enjoy.

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Roberto Clemente Famous Quotes

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Roberto Clemente has achieved a lot throughout his life as a baseball player and people from all fields loved him for his honest nature and helping attitude. The following is a list of some of the most famous Robert Clemente quotes and Roberto Clemente quotes about life.

1. "I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs."

- Roberto Clemente.

2. "I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball."

- Roberto Clemente.

3. "If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body."

- Roberto Clemente.

4. "When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth."

- Roberto Clemente.

5. "To the people here, we are outsiders. Foreigners."

- Roberto Clemente.

6. "I gonna rest. If the pain is still there, I won't  come back to spring training."

- Roberto Clemente.

7. "I felt kind of bashful when the fans went crazy. I'm a very quiet, shy person, although you writers might not believe because I shout sometimes."

- Roberto Clemente.

8. "I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers."

- Roberto Clemente.

9. "Many people tell me I wanna play like Weelie. I no play like Mays. From little boy up, I always play like these."

- Roberto Clemente.

10. "Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game."

- Roberto Clemente.

11. "But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace."

- Roberto Clemente.

12. "A country without idols is nothing."

- Roberto Clemente.

13. "There's no difference between me and you. You need something, a glove, a place to live, you let me know."

- Roberto Clemente.

14. "If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth."

- Roberto Clemente.

15. "Baseball has been very good to me."

- Roberto Clemente.

16. "I bought my parents their home in Puerto Rico and gave them possessions they never thought they’d ever see."

- Roberto Clemente.

Roberto Clemente Baseball Inspiring Quotes

Roberto Clemente quotes are motivating.

Roberto Clemente believed in helping others and throughout his life, tried to do the same. He faced a lot of racism in his career, but that did not stop Clemente from achieving what he wanted. Here is a list of some of the most inspiring Roberto Clemente quotes about baseball for you to read.

17. "I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give."

- Roberto Clemente.

18. "Bobby, it don't matter how you stand; it matter where you end up!"

- Roberto Clemente.

19. "Nobody does anything better than me in baseball."

- Roberto Clemente.

20. "If I would be happy, I would be a very bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body."

- Roberto Clemente.

21. "I think all human beings are equal, but one has to unceasingly fight hard to maintain that equality."

- Roberto Clemente.

22. "I get sick when I see somebody play, and I can't play."

- Roberto Clemente.

23. "I run, I throw, I move. it hurts. It goes away and it comes back. Someday, it hurt, someday, no. If it does not cure, I quit baseball. No fool around."

- Roberto Clemente.

24. "My mother has the same kind of an arm, even today at 74. She could throw a ball from second base to home plate with something on it. I got my arm from my mother."

- Roberto Clemente.

25. "When Martin Luther King died, they come and ask the [black] players if we should play. I say if you have to ask [black] players, then we do not have a great country."

- Roberto Clemente.

26. "A nation without heroes is nothing."

- Roberto Clemente.

Best Roberto Clemente Quotes

Roberto Clemente was very passionate about baseball right from his childhood. The baseball community lost a very talented player at a very young age, but his legacy still continues. Below is a list of some of the best Roberto Clemente quotes about baseball and Roberto Clemente quotes about helping others. Which of these quotes is your favorite?

27. "In a way, I was born twice. I was born in 1934 and again in 1955 when I came to Pittsburgh. I am thankful to say that I lived two lives."

- Roberto Clemente.

28. "I loved the game so much that even though our playing field was muddy and we had many trees on it, I used to play many hours every day."

- Roberto Clemente.

29. "When I was a boy, I realized what lovely people my mother and father were. I was treated real good. I learned the right way to live."

- Roberto Clemente.

30. "If I had not won the MVP, I would not have been mad, because Sandy Koufax was a great pitcher and he deserved it."

- Roberto Clemente.

31. "But I thought the MVP was something the ball club could be proud of because it gave our whole team recognition."

- Roberto Clemente.

32. "If you pitch me inside, I'll hit the ball to McKeesport."

- Roberto Clemente.

33. "If you pitch me inside, I will hit forty-three home runs a year, thirty-seven of them off you!"

- Roberto Clemente.

34." I will hit .450 if you give me Ralph Garr's legs, Johnny Bench's age, and cut the travel schedule."

- Roberto Clemente.

35. "I had offers from Dodgers, Giants, and Braves. Braves offer same amount as Dodgers but I have many friends on Brooklyn team. I feel more at home there and I sign."

- Roberto Clemente.

36. "I’m a big supporter of our military and police, and the protesters have no right to be obstructing people like they are."

- Roberto Clemente.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Roberto Clemente quotes, then why not take a look at Casey Stengel quotes and Bob Uecker quotes.

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