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In Case You Missed It: Roberto Clemente won’t be a saint, after all

Roberto Clemente Statue Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Vatican officials have denied Roberto Clemente is on the way to sainthood after reports to the contrary popped up earlier last week.

I’m not quite sure what to add to that, but it sure is a unique story.

Perhaps more practically, there’s a movement to retire No. 21 across Major League Baseball, and more signs have popped up at PNC Park this season. I’d like to sort out my thoughts better before posting at length about this, but I’m really not sure that’s necessary.

I’m envious of older relatives and friends who saw him play — even my father, who went to the game the day before Clemente got his 3,000th hit, but, in his youth, decided against going a second straight day.

I think it’s the memories and stories — and, of course lessons — that are important, though. Not stumping for more and more people to validate them.

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