Duane Rieder has turned an old firehouse into a museum to hold his world-class collection of Roberto Clemente memorabilia.
Like a lot of kids who grew up in the Pittsburgh area during the days when Roberto Clemente was patrolling the outfield, Duane Rieder was fascinated with the elegance of the city’s one true superstar.
That first Clemente autograph didn’t last forever, but he’s more than compensated for it by acquiring a large stash of memorabilia–some of it very personal.
Now, this popular photographer has put it on display so others can get a glimpse of the life of a Hall of Famer who died while trying to help earthquake victims. Some of his visitors have included one very prominent Clemente fan who also wears a big league uniform.
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