Roberto Clemente

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Date of Birth August 18, 1934
Place of Birth Puerto Rico
Date of Death Dec 31, 1972 (38)
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Roberto Clemente

Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming both the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be enshrined. His untimely death established the precedent that, as an alternative to the five-year retirement period, a player who has been deceased for at least six months is eligible for entry into the Hall of Fame. Clemente was an All-Star for 13 seasons, playing in 15 All-Star Games. He was the National League Most Valuable Player in 1966, the NL batting leader in 1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967, and a Gold Glove Award winner for 12 consecutive seasons from 1961 through 1972. His batting average was over.300 for 13 seasons and he had 3,000 hits during his major league career. He also was a two-time World Series champion.

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About Roberto Clemente

Hall of Fame MLB outfielder who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1972. He was named National League MVP in 1966 and was a 2-time World Series Champion, winning World Series MVP honors in 1971. He died tragically in a 1972 plane crash while flying to Nicaragua to tend to earthquake victims.

Roberto Clemente Before Fame

He would deliver milk cans in order to help make ends meet while growing up.

Achievement of Roberto Clemente

He won 12 Gold Gloves and was named to 15 All-Star teams over the course of his career.

Roberto Clemente Family Life

He married Vera Zabala on November 14, 1964. He had three sons: Roberto Enrique, Roberto Jr., and Luis.

Associations of Roberto Clemente

He shared a record with the great Willie Mays for the most Gold Gloves by an outfielder in major league history.

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