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Roberto Clemente

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente

Profession: Baseball Player

Nationality:
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican

Why Famous: Pittsburgh Pirate baseball player who died in a plane crash.

Born: August 18, 1934
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo

Died: December 31, 1972 (aged 38)
Cause of Death: Plane crash

Married Life

  • 1964-11-14 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Historical Events

  • 1958-09-08 Pirate Roberto Clemente ties modern record of 3 triples in a game
  • 1966-11-16 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP
  • 1970-08-23 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game
  • 1971-09-01 Pittsburgh Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10-7 win v Philadelphia Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell
  • 1972-09-30 Pittsburgh right fielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Mets' Jon Matlack to become the 11th MLB player to record 3000 hits as Pirates beat NY, 5-0
  • 1973-03-20 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death in a plane crash
  • 1973-04-06 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #
  • 1973-08-06 Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Monte Irvin, Mickey Welch and George "High Pockets" Kelly are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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