Never a particular fan of authors reading their own work, (exception Ken Dryden on hockey), found that eventually the narration delivered on the promise of the title. I was fortunate to see Clemente play in person at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, even his warm up throws in right were on a line and no lollipops! The level of detail was impressive and the story that most captured his magic for me was not a home run or dart from the corner to nail a runner. His description of laying off a low and away pitch and "saving it for later" when he needed it in the 1971 Series really captured his HOF level of play.
I learned a lot about an important figure before my time.
Having grown up in Pittsburgh and seeing Roberto Clemente play- I was amazed at the memories the author was able to stir up as the book unfolded. Names, places and events. It was like a trip back in time. I thought he did a great job of keeping things factual yet interesting enough that you wanted to see what was next. It is a sad story in many ways. The author does a very nice job of bringing out information that was new informtion for me. It is a great personal story even if you were not a Pirate's fan.
Great insight to both Clemente and the era he lived in. Definitely a historical account and not an edge of your seat story. I felt the narrator was a little dry.
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