Top 61 Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker Quotes

Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was Puerto Rican professional baseball player and the first Latin American and Caribbean who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Famous Quotes about Family, Baseball, Destiny

  1. Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.
  2. Nobody does anything better than me in baseball (said before the 1971 World Series).
  3. 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.
  4. “I just’ try to sacrifice myself, so I get runner to third. If I do, I feel good. But I get heet and Willie scores, and I feel better than good. […] What makes me feel most good is that the skipper let me play the whole game. I think maybe he will take me out after a few innings for Aaron but no, he pays me a big compliment. I stayed in the game and that gave me confidence. I think I don’t let him down, no?”
  5. “I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs.”
  6. “I used to watch Monte Irvin play when I was a kid. I idolized him. I used to wait in front of the ballpark just for him to pass by so I could see him.”
  7. I ’m a big supporter of our military and police, and the protesters  have no right to be obstructing people like they are.
  8. I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don’t know what suffering is.
  9. If a Latin player is sick, they said it is all in their head. I’m sick of these people who make these statements. They call me ‘Jake.’ It is Roberto … Roberto Walker Clemente
  10. “I dedicated the hit (his 3,000th) to the Pittsburgh fans and to the people in Puerto Rico and to one man (Roberto Marin) in particular. The one man who carried me around for weeks looking for a scout to sign me.”
  11. No one knows what eet is. They can’t find anything. I run, I throw, I move eet hurts. Eet goes away and come back. Someday eet hurt . . . someday no. If eet doesn’t cure, I quit baseball … No fool around.
  12. But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace.
  13. Brooklyn was a famous team. I wanted to play for the Dodgers.
  14. “I was looking for an inside pitch. I don’t know whether it was a fastball or not, but it came in a little inside and I was ready for it. I know it went out of here fast. Last year I hit one harder to the left field bleachers. That was a high fly ball. But this was a line drive. And I liked this hit better because it won the game.”
  15. “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.”
  16. “To the people here, we are outsiders. Foreigners.”
  17. “After I failed to win the Most Valuable Player Award in 1960, I made up my mind I’d win the batting title in 1961 for the first time.”
  18. I grew up with people who really had to struggle to live.
  19. 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.
  20. This is my ball park. Every game is played in daylight and I can see the ball good. And I can reach the stands in any direction. I hope I’m never traded but if I am, I wish it would be to the Cubs. I know I do well there in 77 games.
  21. “When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth.”
  22. I think he had the best eye, best stance and sharpest cut of all the big leaguers playing in Puerto Rico. He also fields real good and throws like a bullet.
  23. I think the fans in Pittsburgh are the best in baseball. They’ve always been on my side, even when I’m going bad. I’ve made plenty of friends and I would not trade these people for anybody, anywhere.
  24. A country without idols is nothing.
  25. I wasn’t ready for the majors when I joined the Pirates in 1955. I was too young and didn’t know my way around.
  26. “I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.”
  27. “I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. I was born to play baseball.”
  28. “I used to watch Monte Irvin play when I was a kid. I idolized him. I used to wait in front of the ballpark just for him to pass by so I could see him.”
  29. My father used to say, ‘I want you to be a good man; I want you to learn how to work. And I want you to be a serious person.’ I grew up with that in my mind.
  30. I will hit .450 if you give me Ralph Garr’s legs, Johnny Bench’s age and cut the travel schedule.
  31. . “I felt kind of bashful (when the fans went crazy). I’m a very quiet, shy person, although you writers might not believe it because I shout sometimes.”
  32. It was a much bigger thrill to play on a winning team in 1960 than for me to win the batting title in 1961 when we finished sixth. When you’re with a bad team, you don’t have the incentive to keep going. Winning is such fun.
  33. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a baseball player. This is something I think about. The more I think about it, I’m convinced that God wanted me to play baseball.
  34. They said you’d really have to be something to be like Babe Ruth. But Babe Ruth was an American player. What we needed was a Puerto Rican player they could say that about, someone to look up to and try to equal.
  35. “Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.”
  36. “Baseball has been very good to me.”
  37. “It’s not a bad ball if I can hit it.”
  38. The farther away you writers stay, the better I like it. You know why? Because you’re trying to create a bad image of me… you do it because I’m black and Puerto Rican, but I’m proud to be Puerto Rican
  39. I tell you, (Steve) Blass, you pitch me inside, they never, never find that ball.
  40. 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.”
  41. There’s no difference between me and you (Manny Sanguillen). You need something, a glove, a place to live, you let me know.
  42. I would be lost without baseball. I don’t think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive.
  43. 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.
  44. If a Latin player is sick, they said it is all in their head. I’m sick of these people who make these statements. They call me ‘Jake.’ It is Roberto … Roberto Walker Clemente.”
  45. “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.”
  46. “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.”
  47. I couldn’t ask for better teammates, and the Pirate fans are the greatest in baseball.
  48. Look at my skin – I am not of the white people.
  49. I always try to lead a clean life.
  50. The farther away you writers stay, the better I like it. You know why? Because you’re trying to create a bad image of me… you do it because I’m black and Puerto Rican, but I’m proud to be Puerto Rican.
  51. “They’ve been knocking me down all season in the National League and I’ve still gotten my share of base hits.”
  52. “I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don’t know what suffering is.”
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  54. A nation without heroes is nothing.
  55. My father was the 87th Latino to be in the major leagues, but he was the first one to be able to speak up and become an activist against prejudice, not only in baseball but also in society, and that took a lot to be able to do that.
  56. I grew up with people who really had to struggle to live
  57. Jamie is one of the most accomplished pitchers in Mariners’ history, leading the major leagues in winning percentage over the last eight years, … But it is his commitment to making the difference in the life of those in need through the Moyer Foundation that has made people see you as a great baseball player and a great humanitarian.
  58. The first day that I got to Fort Myers, there was a newspaper down there. The newspaper said, ‘Puerto Rican hot dogs arrive in town.’
  59. “”I felt kind of bashful (when the fans went crazy). I’m a very quiet, shy person, although you writers might not believe it because I shout sometimes.”
  60. I was looking for an inside pitch. I don’t know whether it was a fastball or not, but it came in a little inside and I was ready for it. I know it went out of here fast. Last year I hit one harder to the left field bleachers. That was a high fly ball. But this was a line drive. And I liked this hit better because it won the game.
  61. I dedicated the hit (his 3,000th) to the Pittsburgh fans and to the people in Puerto Rico and to one man (Roberto Marin) in particular. The one man who carried me around for weeks looking for a scout to sign me.
Brian Lee
Founder of Darbaroud.com: I like to write about self-improvement and achieving excellence, and believe that it is these qualities that ultimately make people successful in life.

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