by Alison Willmore
January 25, 2013 11:47 AM 2 Comments
Watch: Trailer for ESPN Doc 'The Clemente Effect,' on Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente
ESPN has yet to announce the next round of documentaries to premiere in its "30 for 30" series, but here's guessing "The Clemente Effect," the trailer for which was just released, will be one of them. Directed by Mario Diaz, the film looks at the life of Puerto Rican baseball legend Roberto Clemente, a right fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates player until his tragic death in a 1972 aviation accident at age 38, while on his way to deliver air to Nicaraguan earthquake victims.
"He stuck his neck out for us and the Hispanic world is better for it," muses one interviewee, while another speaks of the prejudice Clemente faced: "I'm surprised, I didn't know they named a park after him. He wasn't even allowed to stay in the hotels with us." ESPN has not yet announced a premiere date for the doc.