Friday's Google Doodle pays homage to the legendary Roberto Clemente
October may be known for the postseason, but it's also National Hispanic Heritage Month, and Google's homepage doodle on Friday, Oct. 12, found a way to celebrate both: an illustration of Puerto Rican icon Roberto Clemente, the first Latino player to make the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Today we celebrate Puerto Rican, Hall of Fame baseball star Roberto Clemente, whose record-breaking on-the-field performance matched his groundbreaking off-the-field humanitarian efforts. 🇵⚾️ #HispanicHeritageMonth #Boricua #GoogleDoodle → https://t.co/biMxcb7w08 pic.twitter.com/Mj30ERMhoe- Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) October 12, 2018
It's hard to think of a more fitting choice than Clemente. He was a titan off the field, making frequent humanitarian visits to his homeland and around the Caribbean -- there's a reason that MLB named an award after him. We do have an alternative artwork suggestion, though: