Roberto Clemente and The Odd Couple: Two Different Stories

By Rob Edelman

This article was published in the 2018 The National Pastime.

Unlike major leaguers from the Bambino to Turkey Mike, Roberto Clemente never forged a career on the silver screen. But his one celluloid connection in The Odd Couple is worth probing because of his legend — and because it is a textbook example of the manner in which simple anecdotes and truths of any kind may be twisted beyond recognition. Unlike major leaguers from the Bambino to Turkey Mike, Roberto Clemente never forged a career on the silver screen. But his one celluloid connection is worth probing because of . . .

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