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Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories (2013)

'Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories' blends baseball with a redemptive story of sacrifice. In the words of the Gospel of John, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down ... See full summary »

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Roberto Clemente
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Vera Clemente
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Sangy
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Danny Murtaugh
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Luis Clemente
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Birddog
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Mama Rose
Karis Rossi ...
Kathy Sanguillen
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Bill 'Maz' Mazeroski
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Luisa Clemente
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Richie Hebner
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Willie Stargell
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Jerry Eddington
Maryann Rachford ...
Diane Eddington
Robb Salovich ...
Roger Melnick
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'Baseball's Last Hero: 21 Clemente Stories' blends baseball with a redemptive story of sacrifice. In the words of the Gospel of John, "Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends..." These words from scripture inspire Puerto Rican baseball superstar Roberto Clemente to make a difference, to die giving. The film traces the life of the greatest right fielder of all time, as he faces and overcomes the racist reporters of the Pittsburgh Press and struggles to prove his talents despite the baseball writers conspiring to cheat him out of his due recognition. Baseball's Last Hero is a love story at his core. Roberto meets the love of his life, Vera, and they create a family, a safe haven for Roberto who is plagued by nightmares and a growing sense he will die young. Roberto's love for the poor compels him on a mission of mercy. On New Year's Eve 1972, following eighteen magnificent seasons in the major leagues, Roberto Clemente dies a hero's death, killed in ... Written by Richard Rossi Writer-Director

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30 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Baseball's Last Hero: The Roberto Clemente Story  »

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Richard Rossi raised the money for preproduction on Facebook, production on Kickstarter, and post-production on Indiegogo. See more »

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Roberto Clemente: Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
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Film Moves People to Change
1 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not need hundreds of words to describe this film. I loved this film so much I asked for a screening to be held in my hometown. People came out of the theater hugging me. They also came out in an array of tears and laughter while saying thank you.

People showed up wearing Clemente uniforms and Pirates hats. It was one of the most inspiring scenes I have ever seen.

There are not many movies that move people to want to change for the better. I have news for the world, this film is one of them that makes you want to do good things.

This movie is a must see.


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