David vs. Goliath: Altuve beats out Judge for AL MVP

Size doesn’t matter. At least not in baseball. Jose Altuve, the Houston  Astros’ dynamic — and diminutive — second baseman, handily beat out Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees’ gentle giant, for the American League MVP honor announced Thursday night. But it was hardly a David vs. Goliath battle to see which of the two

By |2024-04-24T00:50:08-04:00November 17th, 2022|News, Story|

Carlos Carrasco wins 2019 Roberto Clemente Award

Carlos Carrasco’s remarkable comeback from a cancer diagnosis to take the mound again for the Cleveland Indians wasn’t the only feel-good moment in the right-hander’s roller-coaster 2019 season. On Oct. 25, the Venezuelan native received the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award, the annual honor named for the Pittsburgh Pirates icon from Puerto Rico killed in a

By |2022-10-25T18:03:41-04:00October 25th, 2022|News, Story|

A superstar is born: Juan Soto’s 2019 postseason

To watch Juan Soto do his thing on a baseball field in October is to witness a rising superstar having the time of his life on the post-season stage. And then you realize: This guy wasn’t even old enough to drink the victory champagne in the clubhouse after each of the three clinching wins that

By |2024-04-24T00:50:36-04:00October 4th, 2022|News, Story|

Pittsburgh designates Sept. 15 as Roberto Clemente Day, weeklong events celebrate Pirates legend

From September 13 through September 15, 2021, special activities have been organized by the Roberto Clemente Foundation, the city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate September 15 as “Roberto Clemente Day” throughout Major League Baseball.  The date was chosen in part to coincide with the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, the annual

By |2021-09-14T07:57:38-04:00September 13th, 2021|News, Story|

Remembering Roberto Clemente: A life beyond baseball

While Roberto Clemente was an extraordinary baseball player, his passion for helping the underprivileged and marginalized and his love of his family and heritage are why he is so well remembered today. The first Hispanic superstar in Major League baseball, Clemente died on New Year's Eve in 1972 on his way to assist victims in

By |2021-08-25T11:58:23-04:00August 24th, 2021|News, Story|
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