45+ Best Roberto Clemente Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Profoundly inspirational Roberto Clemente quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Roberto Clemente Quotes

I am more valuable to my team hitting .330 then swinging for home runs. – Roberto Clemente

I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give. – Roberto Clemente

If I could sleep. I could hit .400. – Roberto Clemente

I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player. – Roberto Clemente

To the people here, we are outsiders. Foreigners. – Roberto Clemente

If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body. – Roberto Clemente

I would be lost without baseball. I don’t think I could stand being away from it as long as I was alive. – Roberto Clemente

If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don’t do that, you are wasting your time on this Earth. – Roberto Clemente

I couldn’t ask for better teammates, and the Pirate fans are the greatest in baseball. – Roberto Clemente

It was a much bigger thrill to play on a winning team in 1960 than for me to win the batting title in 1961 when we finished sixth. When you’re with a bad team, you don’t have the incentive to keep going. Winning is such fun. – Roberto Clemente

In a way, I was born twice. I was born in 1934 and again in 1955 when I came to Pittsburgh. I am thankful to say that I lived two lives. – Roberto Clemente

I was born to play baseball. – Roberto Clemente

I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don’t know what suffering is. – Roberto Clemente

A nation without heroes is nothing. – Roberto Clemente

I tell you, (Steve) Blass, you pitch me inside, they never, never find that ball. – Roberto Clemente

Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game. – Roberto Clemente

When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth. – Roberto Clemente

There’s no difference between me and you. You need something, a glove, a place to live, you let me know. – Roberto Clemente

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a baseball player. This is something I think about. The more I think about it, I’m convinced that God wanted me to play baseball. – Roberto Clemente

Nobody does anything better than me in baseball (said before the 1971 World Series). – Roberto Clemente

A country without idols is nothing. – Roberto Clemente

But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace. – Roberto Clemente

Baseball has been very good to me. – Roberto Clemente

My father was the 87th Latino to be in the major leagues, but he was the first one … to be able to speak up and become an activist against prejudice, not only in baseball but also in society, and that took a lot to be able to do that. – Roberto Clemente

I will hit .450 if you give me Ralph Garr’s legs, Johnny Bench’s age and cut the travel schedule. – Roberto Clemente

Jamie is one of the most accomplished pitchers in Mariners’ history, leading the major leagues in winning percentage over the last eight years, … But it is his commitment to making the difference in the life of those in need through the Moyer Foundation that has made people see you as a great baseball player and a great humanitarian. – Roberto Clemente

I always try to lead the clean life, – Roberto Clemente

I do not live so far from Miami. – Roberto Clemente

God wanted me to be a baseball player. – Roberto Clemente

Inspiring Quotes by Roberto Clemente

  • I bought my parents their home in Puerto Rico and gave them possessions they never thought they’d ever see.
  • I am from the poor people; I represent the poor people. I like workers. I like people that suffer because these people have a different approach to life from the people that have everything and don’t know what suffering is.
  • Bobby, it don’t matter how you stand; it matter where you end up!
  • I was born to play baseball.
  • Nobody does anything better than me in baseball.
  • I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all he had to give.
  • I think all human beings are equal, but one has to unceasingly fight hard to maintain that equality.
  • Why does everyone talk about the past? All that counts is tomorrow’s game.
  • I run, I throw, I move. it hurts. It goes away and it comes back. Someday, it hurt, someday, no. If it does not cure, I quit baseball. No fool around.
  • If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you donate do that, you are wasting your time on this Earth
  • My mother has the same kind of an arm, even today at 74. She could throw a ball from second base to home plate with something on it. I got my arm from my mother.
  • When I put on my uniform, I feel I am the proudest man on earth.
  • When Martin Luther King died, they come and ask the [black] players if we should play. I say if you have to ask [black] players, then we do not have a great country.
  • But some people act like they think I live in the jungle someplace.
  • When I was a boy, I realized what lovely people my mother and father were. I was treated real good. I learned the right way to live.
  • If I would be happy, I would be a bad ballplayer. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.
  • But I thought the MVP was something the ball club could be proud of because it gave our whole team recognition.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.