Inspiration: Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente is easily one of the best players to ever play Major League Baseball, Roberto Clemente amassed over 200 Home Runs, drove in over 1300 Runs, and hit .317 over his illustrious 18-year baseball career. In addition to being one of the best, Clemente also made providing for those in his native Puerto Rico (and many other Latin American countries) a primary priority in his life. Clemente was regularly seen directly delivering food and baseball equipment to the nations to ensure that they were received as he had intended. Clemente was always at the forefront of global need and in 1972 was one of the first to respond in helping earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Unfortunately on his way to Nicaragua to provide aid Clemente’s plane crashed killing the star baseball player and humanitarian at the age of 37. In honor of his extraordinary efforts, Major League Baseball has named it’s annual Humanitarian Award the Roberto Clemente Award.