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OTL: The enduring mystery of Roberto Clemente's bat

Originally Published: December 15, 2012
By Kevin Guilfoile

My first memory is of my father carrying a hammer into our bedrooms and smashing open our piggy banks on the night Roberto died.

I couldn't have known what was happening. I didn't know about the sputtering airplane, carrying one superstar and too many supplies for earthquake victims in Nicaragua. But I might have understood what Roberto meant to my dad.

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