Managua once again paid tribute to the great Roberto Clemente who on August 18 celebrated the 88th anniversary of his birth, a celebration that took place at the monument to his memory, located in the Luis Alfonso Velásquez Flores park.
This event was presided over by Vice Mayor Enrique Armas Rosales, along with young people from the Alexis Argüello Sports Movement and the Municipality's Children's Baseball Academies, who placed floral offerings at the foot of his monument and remembered the legacy of this outstanding Puerto Rican baseball player, who he offered his life in solidarity with the Nicaraguan people.
“Today, as usual, the children of the Baseball Academy pay tribute to Roberto Clemente in his 88 years of birth, we always pay it to him, in December too, when we commemorate his passage to immortality, that great Puerto Rican, that great baseball player, that great human being, that example of eternal solidarity,” said Armas.
Roberto Clemente was a Major League Baseball player, his position was right fielder. He was born on August 18, 1934 and passed to another plane of life on December 31, 1972, due to a plane crash, when he was traveling to Nicaragua, to leave solidarity aid for the families affected by the Managua earthquake.