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A-Rod Speaks Up On Retiring Clemente’s #21

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Bronx, NY – Kudos to Alex Rodríguez for speaking up yesterday for retiring Roberto Clemente’s #21.

It was fitting that Alex made his statement at the Roberto Clemente State Park in the South Bronx that was having a ceremony to introduce a joint efforts by MLB, the Players Association and the state to establish a baseball academy and help rebuild the baseball fields at the park.

Kudos also go out to MLBPA representative Omar Minaya who also stated his support for retiring #21 to the press. Mr. Minaya has been a strong supporter since the movement began in 2006 when Latino Sports launched the effort at the All-Star weekend in Pittsburgh.

The fact that the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred was one of the guests present was symbolic as he got to hear a baseball star state what many have been saying for years, “Retire Roberto Clemente’s # 21.”

Read the following article for additional information on the event and ARod’s exact quote: SOURCE

Support the campaign at: www.retire21.org

 

 

 

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Julio is President and Founder of Latino Sports LLC., the parent company of Latinosports.com. Julio is a product of the South Bronx where he still lives and runs his businesses. Julio has written and has been interviewed for numerous publication and networks on sports & political issues. He has been an activist promoting social justice and respect for all communities. He is a recognized motivational speaker, was an adjunct professor of American History and presently volunteer's as a lecturer in local South Bronx High Schools. His primary goal is to make Latinosports.com a multi-facet sports portal that will engender social and economic empowerment to the Latino community.

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