Manatee Co. renames road for Pittsburg Pirate Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente

Bradenton has always been a special place for Roberto Clemente and his family. When the Pittsburg Pirates made it their spring training home, it became a second home for him. “Prior to coming here, he had to get in an old station wagon with his minority teammates and travel beside the team because of segregation," Clemente’s eldest son, Roberto Clemente Jr., said. Clemente could not stay in hotels with his teams, so Pirate City became a safe place for him and others.