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ALIANZA LATINA DE BÉISBOL™ joins efforts to encourage the retirement of #21 from Major League Baseball


November 6, 2006 – On its official website, , ALIANZA LATINA DE BÉISBOL™ announced today that it supports the on-going initiatives that began during the 2006 All-Star Game in Pittsburgh where fans, baseball organizations, media, athletes and entertainment sources have been clamoring for Roberto Clemente’s number 21 (#21) to be retired permanently from Major League Baseball.

ALIANZA LATINA DE BÉISBOL™ joins the efforts with Latino Sports to encourage the retirement of the most infamous Latin ballplayer there has ever lived. Roberto Clemente, who played with the SANTURCE CRABBERS™ in Winter League ball and with the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB, has long been revered as one of baseball’s greatest humanitarians.

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1972 Clemente died in a tragic plane crash. The plane was taking medical, food and clothing supplies to earthquake stricken Nicaragua. He is remembered today as a great ballplayer, a compassionate humanitarian and one of the first advocates for Latino ballplayers in Major League Baseball.

Celines Toribio invites fans to visit, participate in the discussion and register as a supporter of retiring the number 21 from Major League Baseball.
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George Moreira
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