Roberto Clemente's legacy as one of baseball's greatest players is matched only by the memory of the selfless sacrifice he made trying to help others in need.The son of a sugar cane worker in Puerto Rico, Clemente showed athletic promise at an early age, joining the Puerto Rican amateur league in 1952 at the age of 16 and signing a minor league contract with a Brooklyn Dodgers affiliate two years later.Later that year, the Pittsburgh Pirates made Clemente its first selection of the rookie draft.As a Pirate, Clemente would go on to win 12 Gold Gloves (tied for most among outfielders), four National League batting titles, two World Series rings, and the World Series MVP for 1971.He had a batting average of over .300 for 13 seasons and is credited with professional baseball's only inside the park, walk-off grand slam.He recorded his 3,000th and last hit during the final regular season at-bat of his career in 1972.
Just in time for the Winter Olympics 2018, this comedy features John Candy as Irving "Irv" Blitzer, a former bobsledder who left the sport in scandal when he was caught cheating.After retiring in disgrace and moving to Jamaica, he's discovered by Jamaican athletes played by Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis and Malik Yoba, who convince him to be their coach for the 1998 Olympics Jamaican bobsled team.Filled with great one-liners and the late Candy's incredible charm, this feel-good flick is great for getting you in the Olympic spirit.In this documentary, filmmaker and narrator Bruce Brown follows Mike Hynson and Robert August around the globe as they attempt to follow the warm weather and share the sport they love with the world.More of a behind-the-scenes type of sports documentary, Oscar-nominated "Icarus" follows Bryan Fogel as he researches "doping" in an amateur bike race and accidentally uncovers a major international scandal.It chronicles his start with the Kansas City Monarchs, follows his transition to Brooklyn farm affiliate the Montreal Royals, and finally his trip to the National League pennant as a part of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Just in time for the Winter Olympics 2018, this comedy features John Candy as Irving "Irv" Blitzer, a former bobsledder who left the sport in scandal when he was caught cheating.After retiring in disgrace and moving to Jamaica, he's discovered by Jamaican athletes played by Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis and Malik Yoba, who convince him to be their coach for the 1998 Olympics Jamaican bobsled team.In this documentary, filmmaker and narrator Bruce Brown follows Mike Hynson and Robert August around the globe as they attempt to follow the warm weather and share the sport they love with the world.More of a behind-the-scenes type of sports documentary, Oscar-nominated "Icarus" follows Bryan Fogel as he researches "doping" in an amateur bike race and accidentally uncovers a major international scandal.Helped by Russian scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the two uncover evidence of a Russian state-sponsored doping program dating back to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.It chronicles his start with the Kansas City Monarchs, follows his transition to Brooklyn farm affiliate the Montreal Royals, and finally his trip to the National League pennant as a part of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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