Roberto Clemente Biography

Roberto Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972. He was a National League, Most Valuable Player once, All-Star twelve times, batting champion four times, and Gold Glove winner twelve times. In 1972, Clemente got his 3,000th major league hit in the very last plate appearance of his career during a regular season game.

Clemente was involved in charity work in Puerto Rico and Latin American countries during the off seasons, often delivering baseball equipment and food to those in need. He died in an aviation accident on December 31, 1972, while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

Clemente was inducted posthumously to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, becoming the first Latin American to be enshrined. His death established the precedent that as an alternate to the five year retirement period, a player deceased for at least 6 months is eligible for entry into the Hall of Fame. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Roberto Clemente
Nationality:
Puerto Rico
Profession:
Baseball player
Ethnicity:
Puerto Rican people, Puerto Ricans in the United St
Date of Birth:
August 18, 1934
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
December 31, 1972
Age at Death:
38
Cause of Death:
Aviation accident or incident
Marriages
Roberto Clemente Timeline
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