Roberto Clemente was a famous Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder.

I have compiled a list of the best quotes from Roberto Clemente for you.


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1. “When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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2. “I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers.”  Roberto Clemente.

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3. “Baseball has been very good to me.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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4. “I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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5. “I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

6. “But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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7. “A country without idols is nothing.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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8. “I gonna rest. If the pain is still there, I won’t come back to spring training.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

9. “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).

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10. “To the people here, we are outsiders. Foreigners.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

11. “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).

12. “Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

13. “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).

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14. “There’s no difference between me and you. You need something, a glove, a place to live, you let me know.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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15. “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).

16. “I bought my parents their home in Puerto Rico and gave them possessions they never thought they’d ever see.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

17. “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).

18. “I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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19. “Nobody does anything better than me in baseball.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

20. “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).

21. “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).

22. “I think all human beings are equal, but one has to unceasingly fight hard to maintain that equality.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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23.” I will hit .450 if you give me Ralph Garr’s legs, Johnny Bench’s age, and cut the travel schedule.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

24. “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).

25. “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).

26. “I get sick when I see somebody play, and I can’t play.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

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27. “A nation without heroes is nothing.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

28. “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).

29. “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).

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30. “If you pitch me inside, I’ll hit the ball to McKeesport.” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

31. “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).

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32. “If you pitch me inside, I will hit forty-three home runs a year, thirty-seven of them off you!” ~ (Roberto Clemente).

33. “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).

34. “But I thought the MVP was something the ball club could be proud of because it gave our whole team recognition.” ~ (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).



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