Pirates, Mets honor 'The Great One' in New York

by 24USATVSept. 16, 2022, 3:01 a.m. 21
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“When I took the job, it was something that I felt really strongly about,” Shelton said. “I really appreciate Major League Baseball discussing it with us, the Clemente family discussing it with us. Because ultimately, without [the Clemente family’s] blessing, you can’t do any of these things. When you’re a new manager, you have to get ownership approval when you do something like this, so the fact that [chairman] Bob [Nutting] and [president] Travis [Williams] were on board with it right from the get-go allowed me to push an initiative during a COVID year. ... I think Luis and Roberto realized how much it meant to our players, and I just appreciate that everybody was able to do it in a collaborative way.”

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