From SABR member Adrian Burgos Jr. at La Vida Baseball on July 23, 2018:
Roberto Clemente’s suit jacket had quite a week. Traveling from its home at the Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh to the All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., the jacket made an appearance during the Home Run Derby. The jacket’s appearance became the subject of media buzz, as did the man who put in on, Cubs All-Star Javy Báez.
For Latino baseball fans, the Clemente jacket was a significant story. The jacket connected one of Major League Baseball’s most exciting players today with the history of the Great One, raising questions about how pieces of Latino baseball history are handled and Latino stories covered in the sports media.
Last week was Báez’s debut at the Midsummer Classic. However, it was not the jacket’s first appearance at All-Star Game festivities. Clemente reportedly wore the full suit at the 1971 All-Star Game.
Read the full article here: https://www.lavidabaseball.com/javy-baez-clemente-jacket-home-run-derby/
- Related link: Listen to highlights from the Roberto Clemente Panel at SABR 48 with Adrian Burgos Jr., Duane Rieder, and Danny Torres
Originally published: July 24, 2018. Last Updated: July 24, 2018.