Stamford CT–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 6, 2006–On its official website, http://www.eBeisbol.com, Alianza Latina de Béisbol announced today that it supports the on-going initiatives that began during the 2006 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh where fans, baseball organizations, media, athletes and entertainment sources have been clamoring for Roberto Clemente’s number 21 (#21) to be retired permanently from Major League Baseball.
Alianza Latina de Béisbol joins the efforts with Latino Sports to encourage the retirement of the most infamous Latin ballplayer there has ever lived. Roberto Clemente, who played with the Santurce Crabbers in Winter League ball and with the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB, has long been revered as one of baseball’s greatest humanitarians.
On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1972 Clemente died in a tragic plane crash. The plane was taking medical, food and clothing supplies to earthquake stricken Nicaragua. He is remembered today as a great ballplayer, a compassionate humanitarian and one of the first advocates for Latino ballplayers in Major League Baseball.
Celines Toribio invites fans to visit http://www.eBeisbol.com, participate in the discussion and register as a supporter of retiring the number 21 from Major League Baseball.