Bronx, NY - On Thursday, Goya Foods honored the lifetime achievement of former Pittsburgh Pirate, Roberto Clemente.
In celebration of his 40th anniversary into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a life size statue was presented at the Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. Also celebrating its 40th anniversary is the Roberto Clemente State Park .
Originally the park’s name was the Harlem River Park. Following the death of Roberto Clemente , the 25-acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the Bronx was renamed in honor of in honor of the baseball Legend.
The bronze statue, sculpted by Maritza Hernandez, weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. The statue will stand at a total height of seven feet tall on a four foot granite pedestal.
It will portray one of Clemente’s moment of acknowledging the fans after his 3,000th hit. Here’s a couple of photos from Thursday’s unveiling and celebration of the life of Roberto Clemente, the amazing ballplayer and humanitarian.
About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 2,200 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.
Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. Formore information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com