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    Google Doodle Celebrates Roberto Clemente In Honor Of Hispanic Heritage Month

    Baseball royalty.

    Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated in the U.S. and Google has just hit a homerun (pun totally intended) with their latest Google doodle in its honor.

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    That’s because they made the super smart decision to feature baseball player Roberto Clemente.

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    He was as famous for being a Pittsburgh Pirates star, as he was for his incredibly charitable humanitarian efforts.

    Check out Google's tweet announcing their doodle selection:

    Today we celebrate Puerto Rican, Hall of Fame baseball star Roberto Clemente, whose record-breaking on-the-field performance matched his groundbreaking off-the-field humanitarian efforts. 🇵🇷⚾️ #HispanicHeritageMonth #Boricua #GoogleDoodle → https://t.co/biMxcb7w08 https://t.co/Mj30ERMhoe

    It reads: Today we celebrate Puerto Rican, Hall of Fame baseball star Roberto Clemente, whose record-breaking on-the-field performance matched his groundbreaking off-the-field humanitarian efforts.

    Roberto posthumously was the first Latin American and Caribbean baseball player to ever be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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    The son of a sugar cane worker, Roberto became a badass baseball player who played right field.

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    He was the 1971 World Series MVP when his team beat the Baltimore Orioles.

    This legendary baseball player was known for always helping others. He would routinely make donations and deliver food and supplies to the less fortunate.

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    As a matter of fact, Roberto was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1972, as he tried to deliver relief supplies to people in Nicaragua who had just experienced a devastating earthquake.

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    People are loving Google's lovely tribute to this legendary baseball player.

    I'm so glad to see that #RobertoClemente hadn't be forgotten for the big baseball star that he was and for his heart. He was the first latin to be on the Baseball Hall of Fame and let not forget he was Puerto Rican, an American citizen, a golden heart. #GoogleDoodle

    This is awesome! My hero growing up, though he passed before I was born! The middle name of my third son is Clemente. Right on #GoogleDoodle https://t.co/vqeOMEb0NL

    Great job @GoogleDoodles! lovely recognition to one of Puerto Rico’s greatest figures! His legacy will last forever ¡Que honor! #RobertoClemente #GoogleDoodle

    Celebrating Roberto Clemente! My dad would have liked this. Clemente was his favorite player. #GoogleDoodle https://t.co/ZXZqksqVZP

    Even the artist chimed in on her awesome doodle, inviting people to learn more about Roberto's legacy.

    Hey y'all! I drew today's Google Doodle of baseball legend and all-around-incredible dude Roberto Clemente. Take some time to learn more about his legacy today! #RobertoClemente #HispanicHeritageMonth #GoogleDoodle https://t.co/5lakB1wvQk

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