Archive for October, 2013

The 4th Annual Clemente Museum Fundraiser

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

October 24th, 2013

The 4th Annual Clemente Museum Fundraiser was held on September 19th, 2013. This year was the best yet and we greatly appreciate all of those that attended that continue to help and contribute to the ongoing growth and operations of the Clemente Museum.

Thank you to all of you that attended including Vera Clemente and her three sons, Steve Blass, Manny Sanguillen, Jason Grilli, Hines Ward, Sean Casey and many others. In particular is was an honor to unveil the Manny Sanguillen Wing as he was a great friend of Roberto’s, and we are happy to have him as a part of the Museum.

To see photos from the event, please see below.

Thank you all again for your support and see you next year!




Clemente Museum brightens Lower Lawrenceville outlook

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

July 23, 2007
By Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For those who grew up idolizing the Pirates’ superstar, a visit there becomes a slow-motion rush, a bittersweet meltdown and a reverie. Read more…

View the slideshow that accompanied this article.

Safe At Home: Preserving the Clemente legacy

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

April 5, 2007
By Jody Diperna, Pittsburgh City Paper
I’m standing with Duane Rieder, the local keeper of Roberto Clemente’s flame, in the spot where Lou Gehrig once slept. Read more…

Roberto Clemente Museum: The Great One Would Be Proud

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

November 16, 2009
By Tom Smith
Duane Rieder is the owner, curator, and driving force behind the museum. Incredible doesn’t even begin to describe it. As you know, Pittsburgh has incredible history as a baseball town. The fact that one man, a photographer by trade, has gone to such great lengths and expense to preserve a vital portion of the legacy is remarkable. Read more…