The enduring mystery of Roberto Clemente’s bat

This is a long article but what a story. It’s about the bat that Roberto Clemente used to hit his 3000th hit. More than that…it upped my respect for the man if that was possible. It has more twists and turns than most stories.

It’s an excerpt from a book (A Drive into the Gap) by Kevin Guilfoile. His dad Bill Guilfoile, was the PR man for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1970-1978. Kevin is a writer and he also worked in public relations with the Astros for a while…he also was an intern for the Pirates in the 90s.

If you have the time it is a good read.

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/page/Roberto-Clemente-bat/enduring-mystery-roberto-clemente-bat