Clemente, Roberto

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Clemente, Roberto (Walker)

(1934–72) baseball player; born in Carolina, Puerto Rico. During his 18-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1955–72), he compiled a lifetime batting average of .317 and was considered baseball's premier defensive outfielder. After he obtained his 3,000th hit in the last game of the 1972 season, his life was tragically cut short when an airplane loaded with supplies for earthquake victims in Managua, Nicaragua, crashed off the Puerto Rican coast. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1973.
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Stuck in the nether regions of the National League for years, the Bucs--helmed by Branch Rickey--used the Rule 5 process several times in the 1950s and came up big with Elroy Face (1952) and Roberto Clemente (1954), both stuck in the Brooklyn system, and veteran Rocky Nelson (1958).
If you want to hear a sweet story, ask him how he, at 11, came to be in Three Rivers Stadium to see Roberto Clemente get his 3,000th hit--his last regular-season hit before he died in a plane crash on the last day of 1972.
Major League Baseball umpire John Tumpane saved the life of a woman, who was jumping off the Roberto Clemente Bridge, Pittsburgh Wednesday.
The two will duke it out in a 12-round bout at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Governor Cuomo announced the start of construction on $35 million in projects to make Roberto Clemente State Park's Harlem River waterfront greener and more storm-resilient.
Young Henry's inner turmoil erupts when he learns of the death of Pirate star Roberto Clemente on New Year's Eve, 1972; the scene is vivid, and memorable:
Interspersed between the biographies are lists that include interesting facts such as the first Latin American baseball player, Roberto Clemente, and the oldest rookie, Satchel Paige, and the first Jewish baseball player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Hank Greenberg.
1958 -- Roberto Clemente tied a major league record by hitting three triples in a 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Pittsburgh already has close ties to the Puerto Rican community for its evident love for baseball legend Roberto Clemente, an important part of this city's baseball history.
The exhibit includes many well-known Jewish players, like Koufax and Hank Greenberg, as well as other barrier-breakers, like Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the majors; Roberto Clemente, the first Latino World Series winner; and even Ichiro Suzuki, the first Japanese-born position player in the majors, currently on the New York Yankees' roster.
Beltran, who in December signed a three-year, $45 million contract with the Yankees, was the recipient of the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevrolet for his sportsmanship and community involvement.