Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s Induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Photos by Eddie Olmo
Bob Unanue, President of Goya; Peter Unanue, Executive VP of Goya; Roberto Clemente Jr.; Commissioner Rose Harvey, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President
Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, honored the lifetime achievements of Roberto Clemente in celebration of his 40th anniversary into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and unveiled a life size statue at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx on Thursday, June 27.
The bronze statue, sculpted by Maritza Hernandez, weighs approximately 3,000 pounds and will stand at a total height of seven feet tall on a four foot granite pedestal and portray one of Clemente’s most memorable moments in his baseball career; acknowledging fans after his 3,000th hit. The statue, commissioned and donated by Goya Foods to Roberto Clemente State Park, will be installed at the front entrance of the 25-acre public park and represents the first statue of a Puerto Rican legend