Burgos: La Vida voices: Duane Rieder, Roberto Clemente Museum

From SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr. at La Vida Baseball on June 6, 2019:

Duane Rieder couldn’t keep his passion for all things Roberto Clemente to himself. He shared it with all other admirers of the Great One by opening the Clemente Museum in 2007.

Rieder, the executive director and curator of the museum, has spent years dedicated to gathering items that allow visitors to see and feel the power of the Clemente story. Located in the renovated Engine House 25 in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh, the museum is a must see for any baseball fan or admirer of Clemente.

In June 2018, I witnessed this on my first visit to Pittsburgh and tour of the Clemente Museum. On June 21 we started the day speaking at a special panel on Clemente’s legacy, which I had organized for the Society of American Baseball Research conference. There before a crowd of about 300 in a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, Rieder shared how Clemente inspired him from his childhood days in Pittsburgh.

Read the full article here: https://www.lavidabaseball.com/la-vida-voices-duane-rieder/

Originally published: June 6, 2019. Last Updated: June 6, 2019.