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Roberto Clemente “A Touch Of Royalty”

Now for the first time ever, a big 1 hour, 3-minute DVD is available containing all the highlights of every game of the 1971 World Series, plus a 40-year old film titled “A Touch Of Royaliy” on the career and story of Pittsburgh Pirate star Roberto Clemente! Actual full-COLOR game-action highlights of all of the big plays of all 7 games of the memorable ’71 World Series are included! You’ll see great shots of old Memorial Stadium, Baltimore as it looked 40 years ago, as well as “brand new” Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh decked out in colorful World Series bunting! Watch as Baltimore’s Robinson boys, Don Buford, Dave Johnson, Boog Powell, Mark Belanger, Paul Blair, Merv Rettenmund and Elrod Hendricks battle Pittsburgh manager Danny Murtaugh’s Bob Robertson, Dave Cash, Richie Hebner, Willie Stargell Manny Sanguillen, Roberto Clemente and others!

Following the World Series, you’ll see a memorial film of the MVP and star of the ’71 Series, Roberto Clemente! This film shows Clemente not only in action with the Pirates and highlights from his career, but also tells the story of his tragic death in an airplane crash while on his way to assist victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. Covered is his performance in the ’71 World Series, his 3,000th hit off Jon Matlack, Roberto Clemente Day in Pittsburgh and the official retirement of Pirate uniform #21 at Three Rivers Stadium. During the film, broadcaster Bob Prince, writer Charles Feeney, Bowie Kuhn, Monte Irvin, G.M. Joe L. Brown, Bill Virdon, Manny Sanguillen and Willie Stargell all comment on the Pirate star. The Roberto Clemente award is presented and first recipient Al Kaline speaks as he receives the award from Roberto’s widow Vera Clemente.


  • Game 1 at Memorial Stadium: Dave McNally vs Doc Ellis Merv Rettenmund’s third inning 3-run homer overcomes 3-0 Pirate lead and a solo smash by Don Buford in the 5th helps give McNally 5-3 complete-game win.
  • Game 2 at Memorial Stadium: Jim Palmer vs Bob Johnson Brooks Robinson is the hero of this game with three hits, two walks and a sensational fielding play. Meanwhile, the O’s rap out 14 hits off six Pirate pitchers and win handily, 11-3. Richie Hebner’s 3-run homer in the 8th produces only Pirate runs.
  • Game 3 at Three Rivers Stadium: Steve Blass vs Mike Cuellar Steve Blass cools off Birds with 3-hit complete game 5-1 win. Bob Robertson’s three-run HR in the 7th clinches game. Frank Robinson’s HR is only O’s score.
  • Game 4 at Three Rivers Stadium: Luke Walker vs Pat Dobson A history-making game, this was the first World Series game ever to be played at night! The Orioles jump out to a quick 3-0 lead, but after Bruce Kison replaces Walker, get no more hits after the 2nd inning! Meanwhile, Pirates answer back and tie score 3-3 at the end of three innings. Pinch-hitter Milt May’s RBI single in the 7th gives Pittsburgh come-from-behind 4-3 win!
  • Game 5 at Three Rivers Stadium: Nelson Briles vs Dave McNally Briles is brilliant, tossing a two-hit, 4-0 shutout at the Orioles! Bob Robertson’s second HR of the series provides only run Briles needs.
  • Game 6 at Memorial Stadium: Jim Palmer vs Bob Moose Clemente, already with 9 for 21 in the series, continues his hitting, with a triple and home run off Palmer in this game! However, Orioles battle back, tying the score 2-2 in the 7th. In the 10th, after a walk to Frank Robinson and a single by Rettenmund, Brooks Robinson’s sac fly scores F. Robbie from third with the winning run for a 3-2 Baltimore win!
  • Game 7 at Memorial Stadium: Steve Blass vs Mike Cuellar Roberto Clemente’s second homer in two days gives Pirates 1-0 lead after 4 innings in this tight final game battle. In the 8th after Stargell’s single and Jose Pagan’s hit and run double, Willie scores the winning run for Pirates in close 2-1 complete-game win for Blass! Roberto Clemente is the star of the series, with .414, including the two HR, two doubles and a triple!
You can get your own DVD of this World Series and the Roberto Clemente film, for only $29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling
(Illinois residents must add $2.00 sales tax).

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