WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15: ROBERTO CLEMENTE
Profile America — Saturday, October 15th. This is the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month, noting the accomplishments of Americans with roots in the Spanish-speaking world. One in the field of sports was Roberto Clemente, the first Hispanic American to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born in Puerto Rico, he was voted most valuable player in the national league, won four league batting championships, and was the 11th player to achieve 3,000 hits. Off the field, Clemente was noted for his extensive humanitarian work and died in a plane crash carrying aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. In the U.S., there are 258,000 people in professional sports, including athletes, umpires and coaches. Just over 9 percent of them are Hispanic. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America—People, Places, and Our Economy.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 417
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 615
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau