Roberto Clemente Day
Wednesday, September 17 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (extended hours!)
“If you have the opportunity to make things better and you don’t, then you’re wasting your time on this earth.” – Roberto Clemente
Bring your friends and family to the Museum for FREE on Roberto Clemente Day to celebrate “El Mejor Jugador*.”
When Roberto Clemente addressed a national TV audience in Spanish following the Pirates’ 1971 World Series victory, it was the first time many Latinos in the United States heard a sports star speak to them in their own language. Clemente was a dedicated humanitarian and the first Latino Hall of Famer.
Learn his story and that of other barrier breakers in Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, the first large-scale exhibition to focus on the role baseball has played in the lives of immigrant and minority communities as they sought to understand and express – or challenge – American culture, behavior, and ideals.
A Spanish speaking tour of Chasing Dreams will be available at 3:00 pm.
*The best player in Spanish, as in MVP