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Thursday, September 06, 2007

A Life and Legacy: Roberto Clemente Night

The team honored one of baseball's greatest heroes with a pre-game tribute, an award presentation to Ryan Zimmerman, and Clemente facts and memorials throughout the game.
MASN's broadcast included an interview with Jerry Morales and some comments from Saul Rivera about how meaningful Roberto Clemente was for their baseball careers.
Clemente is my dad's baseball hero which made tonight very special for me. The legend's life and legacy should be celebrated. On the field, Clemente shined. As a person, Clemente tried to change the world around him.

Ryan Zimmerman, our young but mature beyond his years third baseman, truly deserved the Roberto Clemente award he was presented tonight. Throughout the season, Ryan has made trips to Boys & Girls Clubs, libraries, clinics and hospitals to speak to children and soldiers. Additionally, he launched the ziMS foundation which raises money for MS research in Virginia Beach and Washington DC. Fans can vote for Ryan Zimmerman to be named Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award recipient.


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