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Remembering Roberto Clemente

On the 40th anniversary of his 3,000th hit, a friend and confidant reminisces

Originally Published: October 2, 2012
By Hector Cruz | ESPNDeportes.com

Editor's note: This story is available in Spanish here.

Many have written about Roberto Clemente and his feat of becoming the first Latin American player to reach 3,000 hits in the major leagues, which took place 40 years ago last Sunday. But few can talk about the Puerto Rican star the way veteran sports announcer Ramiro Martinez can.

The legendary Cuban journalist, who has resided in Puerto Rico for more than half a century, worked very closely with Clemente during ...

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