Retire Roberto Clemente's Number 21 from Major League Baseball

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21.

Put no other name above this number. It is Roberto’s. It should only ever be Roberto’s.

Roberto Clemente was a 15-time MLB All-Star and winner of 12 Gold Gloves. He batted over .300 for 13 seasons and had 3,000 career hits. Those stats are legendary. They helped make him the first Latino player inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

And yet every single day, his gifts were eclipsed by his willingness to give. Roberto spent his life — in fact, tragically lost his life — helping those in need.

Put no other name above this number.
Not because he broke barriers. But because he transcended them.
With his body and with his heart and with his soul.
Other players followed, but Roberto did it first.
And for that, he should always be the last.

Put no other name above this number.

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