Clemente (2006) Scouting Report A Pulitzer winner retells the life of Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente. Curveball Clemente moonlighted as an unlicensed chiropractor. Final Score For… 2006-04-25 Nonfiction Sports Simon & Schuster
Book Review

Clemente (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 25, 2006; Writer: David Maraniss; Genres: Nonfiction, Sports; Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Scouting Report
A Pulitzer winner retells the life of Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente.

Curveball
Clemente moonlighted as an unlicensed chiropractor.

Final Score
For once, a player is measured not by his stats but by the personal qualities and quirks that made him special. Maraniss' bio is poetic (''To watch Clemente play was an aesthetic experience''), conveying the outfielder's talent, drive, and love for his Puerto Rican homeland. No wonder he's practically a saint in Latin America.

Originally posted Apr 14, 2006 Published in issue #873 Apr 21, 2006 Order article reprints