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Encyclopedia > Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente
Outfielder
Born: August 18, 1934(1934-08-18)
Died: December 31, 1972 (aged 38)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1955
for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Final game
October 3, 1972
for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
AVG     .317
HR     240
Hits     3000
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 12 Gold Glove Awards (19611972)
  • 12 All-Star appearances
  • Four NL Batting Championships (1961, 1964, 1965 and 1967)
  • NL MVP Award (1966)
  • Two World Series rings (1960 and 1971)
  • World Series MVP (1971)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Career Leader in Games (Shares with Honus Wagner), At Bats, Hits, Total Bases and Singles
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1973
Vote     92.7% (first ballot)

Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934December 31, 1972) was a professional baseball player and a former Major League Baseball right fielder. Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the youngest of seven children. On November 14, 1964, he married Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina. The couple had three children: Roberto Jr., Luis Roberto and Enrique Roberto. He began his professional career playing with the Santurce Crabbers in the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League (LBBPR). While he was playing in Puerto Rico, the Brooklyn Dodgers offered him a contract to play with the Montreal Royals. Clemente accepted the offer and was active with the team until he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Major League Baseball draft that took place on November 22, 1954. Image File history File links 200-roberto. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Clemente played eighteen seasons in Major League Baseball from 1955 to 1972, all with Pittsburgh. He was awarded the National League’s Most Valuable Player Award in 1966. During the course of his career, Clemente was selected to participate in the league's All Star Game on twelve occasions. He won twelve Gold Glove Awards and led the league in batting average four different seasons. He was involved in charity work both in Puerto Rico and other Latin American countries, often delivering baseball equipment and food to them. He died in an aviation accident on December 31, 1972, while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. His body was never recovered. He was elected to the Hall of Fame posthumously in 1973, thus becoming the first Latin American to be selected and the only current Hall of Famer for whom the mandatory five year waiting period was waived since the wait was instituted in 1954. See also: 1954 in sports, other events of 1955, 1956 in sports and the list of years in sports. // [edit] Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Tim Flock AAA Racing: Bob Sweikert won the Indianapolis 500 Bob Sweikert won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours... See also: 1971 in sports, other events of 1972, 1973 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 20: A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Mark Donohue USAC Racing - Joe Leonard won the season championship Formula... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Capt. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ... See also: 1972 in sports, other events of 1973, 1974 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty wins the Daytona 500 in which singer Marty Robbins made his first appearance as a driver. ... See also: 1953 in sports, other events of 1954, 1955 in sports and the list of years in sports. // 1954 World Championships Mens all-around champion: Viktor Chukarin, USSR Womens all-around champion: Galina Rudko, USSR Team competition champions: mens - USSR; womens - USSR NASCAR Championship...

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Early life

Roberto was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico to Melchor Clemente and Luisa Walker. He was the youngest of seven siblings, having five brothers and one sister. During his childhood, Don Melchor worked as foreman of the sugar crops located in the municipality.[1] The family’s resources were limited and Roberto had to work to earn money; this work included delivering milk cans to the family’s neighbors. Clemente demonstrated interest in baseball early in his life and would often play against neighboring barrios. He studied in Vizcarondo High School, a public school located in Carolina. During his first year in high school, he was recruited by Roberto Marin to play softball with the Sello Rojo team; Marin had taken interest in Clemente when he saw him playing baseball in Barrio San Anton.[2] He was with the team two years, playing shortstop. Clemente joined Puerto Rico’s amateur league when he was sixteen years old; while there, he played for the Ferdinand Juncos team, which represented the municipality of Juncos.[3] Nickname: Gentilic: Carolinenses Location Location of Carolina, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Coordinates , , Government Founded Mayor José Aponte, Jr. ... Look up barrios in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Juncos is a municipality of Puerto Rico. ...


Baseball career

Clemente’s professional career began when Pedrín Zorilla offered him a contract with the Santurce Crabbers of the LBBPR.[4] He was a bench player during his first campaign, but was promoted to the team’s starting lineup the following season. During this season he hit .288 as the team’s leadoff hitter. While Clemente was playing in the LBBPR, the Brooklyn Dodgers offered him a contract with the team’s Triple-A subsidiary.[5] He then moved to Montreal to play with the Montreal Royals. The climate and language differences affected Clemente early on, but he received the assistance of his teammate Joe Black, who was able to speak Spanish. In 1954, Clyde Sukeforth, a scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noticed that Clemente was being used as a bench player for the team and discussed the possibility of drafting Clemente to the Pirates with the team’s manager Max Macon.[6] The Pirates selected Clemente as the first selection of the rookie draft that took place on November 22, 1954. The Santurce Crabbers (Spanish: Cangrejeros de Santurce) were a professional baseball team in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico for over 70 years. ... The Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League (Spanish: or LBPPR) is the main professional baseball league in Puerto Rico. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Montreal Royals were a professional baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, that existed from 1897-1917 and from 1928-60 as a member of the International League and its progenitor, the original Eastern League. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ...


Pittsburgh Pirates

Clemente debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 17, 1955 in the first of a double header against the Brooklyn Dodgers.[7] At the beginning of his time with the Pirates, he experienced frustration because of racial tension between himself, the local media, and even some of his teammates.[8][9] Clemente responded to this by stating, “I don’t believe in color”.[10] He noted that, during his upbringing, he was taught to never discriminate against someone based on ethnicity.[10] is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ...


During the middle of the season, Clemente was involved in a car accident; this caused him to miss several games with an injury in his lower back.[11] He finished his rookie season with an average of .255, despite confronting trouble hitting certain types of pitches.[12] His defensive skills, however, were highlighted during this season.[13] Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ...


During the off season, Clemente played with the Santurce Crabbers in the Puerto Rican baseball winter league, where he was already considered a star.[14]


The 1960s

The Pirates experienced several difficult seasons through the 1950s, although they did manage their first winning season since 1948 in 1959. During the winter season of 1958-59, Clemente didn't play winter baseball in Puerto Rico; instead, he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He spent six months in his military commitment at Parris Island, South Carolina and Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. In Camp Lejeune, he served as an infantryman. The rigorous training program helped Clemente physically. He added strength by gaining ten pounds and said his back troubles had disappeared. See also: 1947 in sports, 1949 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 29: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players. ... The Marine Forces Reserve is a branch of the United States Marine Corps. ... Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is an 8,500 acre military installation near Beaufort, South Carolina tasked with the training of enlisted Marines. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is near Jacksonville, North Carolina, on the Atlantic seaboard of the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Infantry in the First World War Infantry (or Infantrymen) are soldiers who fight primarily on foot, using personal weapons. ...


He remained in the reserves until September 1964.[15][16][17] Early in the 1960 season, Clemente led the league, batting an average of .353 and scoring Runs Batted In (RBIs) in twenty-five out of twenty-seven games.[18] Roberto's batting average stayed above the .300 mark throughout the course of the campaign. In August, he was inactive for five games as a result of an injury on his chin; he received this injury when his head impacted a concrete wall while he was trying to catch a hard line hit that reached the park's outer wall. Following this accident, he was transported to a local hospital, where the doctors stitched his chin; this prohibited him from playing until the injury was healed.[19] The Pirates compiled a 95-59 record during the regular season, winning the National League pennant, and defeated the New York Yankees in a seven-game World Series. Clemente batted .310 in the series, hitting safely at least once in every game.[20] His .314 batting average, 16 home runs, and defense during the course of the season earned him his first participation in the All-Star game, where he served as a reserve player. // December 4 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Barry Magee (NZL) 2:19:04 Stock car racing: Junior Johnson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rex White Indianapolis 500 - Jim Rathmann USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack Brabham of Australia 24 hours of... “RBI” redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


During the 1961 spring training, Clemente tried to modify his batting technique by using a heavier bat in order to slow the speed of his swing, following advice from Pirates' batting coach George Sisler.[21] During the 1961 season, Clemente was selected as the starting right fielder for the National League in the All-Star game. In this game, he batted a triple on his first at-bat and scored the team's first run. With the American League ahead 4-3 in the tenth inning, Clemente hit a double that gave the National League a decisive 5-4 win.[22] George Sisler Michael Allen Sisler (March 24, 1893 - March 26, 1973), nicknamed Gorgeous George, was an American star in Major League Baseball, and one of the greatest fielding first basemen of all time. ...


Following the season, he traveled to Puerto Rico along with Orlando Cepeda, who was a native of Ponce. When both players arrived, they were received by 18,000 people, who were celebrating that this was the first season in which both leagues in Major League Baseball were led in batting average by Puerto Rican players.[23] On November 14, 1964, Clemente married Vera Zabala. The ceremony took place in the church of San Fernando in Carolina and was attended by thousands of fanatics.[24] During this time, he was also involved in managing the Senadores de San Juan in the LBPPR, as well as playing with the team during the Major League offseason. During the course of the winter league, Clemente was injured and only participated as a pinch hitter in the league's All-Star game. He experienced a complication on his injury during the course of this game and underwent surgery shortly after being carried off of the playing field.[25] Orlando Manuel Cepeda Penne (born September 17, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958–66), St. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Gentilic: Ponceños Location Location of Ponce, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded 1692 Mayor Francisco Zayas Seijo Political party PPD Senatorial district 5 - Ponce Representative district 24, 25 Geographical characteristics Area Total 501. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


This condition limited his role with the Pirates in the first half of the 1965 season, during which he batted an average of .257. He was inactive for several games during this stage of the campaign before being fully active; when he returned to the starting lineup, he hit in thirty-three out of thirty-four games and his average improved to .340.[26] Roberto and Vera had their first son on August 17, 1965, when Roberto Clemente, Jr. was born; he was the first of three children, along with Luis Roberto and Enrique Roberto.[27] During the 1960s, he batted over .300 in every year except 1968, when he hit .291.[28] He was selected to every All-Star game, and he was given a Gold Glove every season from 1961 onwards.[28] He led the National League in batting average four times (1961, 1964, 1965, and 1967), led the National League in hits twice (1964 and 1967), and won the Most Valuable Player award in the 1966 season, when he hit .317 while setting career highs in home runs (29) and RBI (119).[28] In 1967, he registered a career high .357 average and scored twenty-three home runs and 110 runs batted in.[28] is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Roberto Clemente, Jr. ... // December 8 — Fukuoka Marathon, Japan Mens Winner: Bill Adcocks (ENG) 2:10:48 Stock car racing: Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser USAC Racing - Bobby Unser won the season championship Formula One Champion: Graham Hill of Great Britain 24 hours of... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... // March 6 — Tom OHara sets a new world record for the indoor mile run by completing it in 3 minutes and 56. ... See also: 1964 in sports, other events of 1965, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain... See also: 1966 in sports, other events of 1967, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty May 31-Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship...


The 1970s

The 1970 season was the last one that the Pittsburgh Pirates played in Forbes Field before moving to Three Rivers Stadium; for Clemente, abandoning this stadium was an emotional situation. The Pirates' final game at Forbes Field took place on June 28, 1970. That day, Clemente noted that it was hard to play in a different field, saying, "I spent half my life there".[29] The night of July 4, 1970 was declared "Roberto Clemente Night"; on this day, several Puerto Rican fans traveled to Three Rivers Stadium and cheered Clemente while wearing traditional Puerto Rican indumentary. A ceremony to honor Clemente took place, during which he received a scroll with 300,000 signatures compiled in Puerto Rico, and several thousands of dollars were donated to charity work following Clemente's request.[30][31] For other uses, see Forbes Field (disambiguation). ... Three Rivers Stadium was a multi-purpose sports stadium and event facility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1970 through 2000. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 1970 campaign, Clemente compiled an average of .352; the Pirates won the National League East but were subsequently eliminated by the Cincinnati Reds. In the offseason, Clemente experienced some tense situations while he was working as manager of the Senators and when his father, Melchor Clemente, experienced medical problems and was subjected to a surgery.[32] The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine...


In the 1971 season, the Pirates won the National League and faced the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series. Baltimore had won 100 games and swept the American League Championship Series, both for the third consecutive year, and were the defending World Series champions. The Orioles won the first two games in the series, but Pittsburgh won the championship in seven games. This marked the second occasion that Clemente had won a World Series with the Pirates. Over the course of the series, Clemente batted a .414 average (12 hits in 29 at-bats), performed well defensively, and scored a solo home run in the deciding 2-1 seventh game victory.[33] Following the conclusion of the season, he received the World Series Most Valuable Player award. Struggling with injuries, Clemente only managed to appear in 102 games in 1972, but he still hit .312 for his final .300 season.[33] On September 30, in a game at Three Rivers Stadium, he hit a double off Jon Matlack of the New York Mets for his 3,000th hit.[34] It was the last at-bat of his career during a regular season, though he did play in the 1972 NLCS playoffs against the Cincinnati Reds.[33] In the playoffs, he batted .235 as he went 4 for 17. His last game ever was at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium in the fifth game of the playoff series. The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... ALCS redirects here. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Jonathan Trumpbour Matlack (born January 19, 1950 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42, Shea Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World... For Riverfront Stadium located in Newark, New Jersey see Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium Riverfront Stadium, later known as Cinergy Field (1970 - 2002) was the home of the Cincinnati Reds National League baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League team. ...


Career statistics

Offensive

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2433 9454 1416 3000 440 166 240 1305 83 621 1230 .317 .359 .475 .834

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Death in airplane accident

Clemente spent much of his time during the off-season involved in charity work. When Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua, was affected by a massive earthquake on December 23, 1972, Clemente (who had been visiting Managua three weeks before the quake) immediately set to work arranging emergency relief flights.[35] He soon learned, however, that the aid packages on the first three flights had been diverted by corrupt officials of the Somoza government, never reaching victims of the quake.[36] This article is about the capital city of Nicaragua. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anastasio (Tachito) Somoza Debayle (December 5, 1925 – September 17, 1980) was officially the forty-fourth and forty-fifth President of Nicaragua from May 1, 1967 to May 1, 1972 and from December 1, 1974 to July 17, 1979. ...


Clemente decided to accompany the fourth relief flight, hoping that his presence would ensure that the aid would be delivered to the survivors.[37] The airplane he chartered for a New Year's Eve flight had a history of mechanical problems and sub-par flight personnel, and it was overloaded by 5,000 pounds. It crashed into the ocean off the coast of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico immediately after takeoff on December 31, 1972.[38] A few days after the crash, the body of the pilot and part of the fuselage of the plane were found. An empty flight case apparently belonging to Clemente was the only personal item recovered from the plane. Teammate Manny Sanguillen, a catcher and Clemente's best friend, was the only member of the Pirates not to attend Roberto's funeral. He chose instead to dive into the waters where Clemente's plane had crashed in an effort to find his teammate. Clemente's body was never recovered.[38] Isla Verde is a district of Carolina, Puerto Rico. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manuel De Jesus Sanguillen Magan, better known as Manny Sanguillen or Sangy (born March 21, 1944 in Colon, Panama), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball. ...


At the time of his death, Clemente had established several records within the Pittsburgh Pirates, including possessing the record for most triples scored in a single game with three and the record for most hits in two consecutive games with ten, [39] as well as achieving other accomplishments that were unparalleled at the moment. These include tying the record for most Gold Glove Awards won among outfielders with twelve, which he shares with Willie Mays.[40] He also became the only player to have ever scored a walk-off inside-the-park grand slam.[41] In addition, he was one of four players to have ten or more Gold Gloves and a lifetime batting average of over .300. In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... Homerun redirects here. ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short) is a home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ...


Posthumous honors

Roberto Clemente Coliseum
Roberto Clemente Coliseum

On March 20, 1973, the Baseball Writers Association of America held a special election for the Baseball Hall of Fame.[42] They voted to waive the waiting period for Clemente, due to the circumstances of his death, and posthumously elected him for induction into the Hall of Fame, giving him 393 of the 420 available votes, or 92% of the vote.[42] Clemente's Hall of Fame plaque had originally read "Roberto Walker Clemente". In 2000, the plaque was recast to express his name in the proper Hispanic format, "Roberto Clemente Walker".[43] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 467 pixelsFull resolution (2297 × 1341 pixel, file size: 856 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 467 pixelsFull resolution (2297 × 1341 pixel, file size: 856 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... Baseball Hall of Fame redirects here. ...

Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom

MLB presents the Roberto Clemente Award every year to the player who best follows Clemente's example with humanitarian work.[44] Clemente was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1973 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.[42] In 2003, he was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame.[17] On October 26, 2005, Clemente was named a member of Major League Baseball's Latino Legends Team.[45] At the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 11, 2006, many of the players on both teams wore yellow wristbands with the initials "RCW" in honor of Clemente. At the end of the fourth inning, Clemente was awarded the Commissioner's Historical Achievement Award by the Commissioner of Baseball; the award was accepted by his widow.[46] During the award presentation, the Commissioner of Baseball Bud Selig stated that "Roberto was a hero in every sense of the word".[46] PNC Park, the home ballpark of the Pirates which opened in 2001, includes a right field wall 21 feet high, in reference to Clemente's uniform number and his normal fielding position during his years with the Pirates.[47] Presidential Medal of Freedom File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Presidential Medal of Freedom File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to a Major League Baseball player selected for his character and charitable contributions to his community. ... Congressional Gold Medal presented to Navajo Code talkers in 2000 The Congressional Gold Medal should not be confused with the Medal of Honor (commonly called the Congressional Medal of Honor), which is also awarded by Congress, but only to military members as the highest military decoration of the United States. ... The Presidential Medal of Freedom The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States and is bestowed by the President of the United States (the other award which is considered its equivalent is the Congressional Gold Medal, which is bestowed by an... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Latino Legends Team was an all-time all-star baseball team selected in 2005 to honor the history of Latin American players in Major League Baseball. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Commissioner of Baseball is the chief executive of Major League Baseball. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Puerto Rico has honored Clemente's memory by naming the coliseum in San Juan the Roberto Clemente Coliseum; two baseball parks are in Carolina, the professional one , Roberto Clemente Stadium, and the Double-A. There is also the Escuela de los Deportes (School of Sports) that has the Double-A baseball park and the number 21 can't be used in any of the baseball teams there.. Today, this sports complex is called Ciudad Deportiva Roberto Clemente.[48] In Pittsburgh, the 6th Street Bridge was renamed in his memory, and the Pirates retired his number 21 at the start of the 1973 season.[49] The City of Pittsburgh maintains Roberto Clemente Memorial Park along North Shore Drive in the city's North Side. In 2007, the Roberto Clemente Museum opened in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh.[50] Some schools, such as Roberto Clemente High School in Chicago, Illinois and the Roberto Clemente Charter School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, were named in Clemente's honor.[51] The Roberto Clemente Coliseum (or Coliseo Roberto Clemente in Spanish) is a sporting events and concert arena in San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... Roberto Clemente Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Carolina, Puerto Rico. ... The Roberto Clemente Bridge is a 995-foot-long suspension bridge over the Allegheny River in the North Side area of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Roberto Clemente Memorial Park is maintained by the Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in honor of Pittsburgh Pirates great Roberto Clemente. ... The Roberto Clemente Museum is a private American museum honoring Roberto Clemente (1934–1972), the Major League Baseball right fielder and Hall of Famer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Roberto Clemente High School Roberto Clemente Community Academy (commonly known as, Clemente High School or, Clemente) is a public secondary school located in the West Town community area of Chicago, Illinois, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Roberto Clemente Charter School is a Title I charter school located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ...


On August 17, 1984, the day before what would have been his 50th birthday, the United States Postal Service issued a postage stamp honoring Clemente.[52] Designed by Juan Lopez-Bonilla, the spare clean design shows Clemente wearing his Pirates cap, with the Puerto Rican flag in the background. In 1999, he ranked Number 20 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, the highest-ranking Latino player on the list.[53] Later that year, Clemente was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.[54] is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... A selection of Hong Kong postage stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


See also

Puerto Rico Portal
United States Marine Corps Portal

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References

  1. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "The way of the Jibaro", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 3. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Roberto’s father, Don Melchor Clemente, worked as foreman in the sugar fields.” 
  2. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Where Are You Going, Momen?", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 20. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “For the next two years, Roberto played for the Sello Rojo softball team.” 
  3. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Where Are You Going, Momen?", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 20. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “When he was sixteen, he played for the Ferdinand Juncos team in the Puerto Rican amateur league.” 
  4. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Tell the Man I Will Sign", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 25. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. ““Well, Marin,” said señor Zorilla, “we can give him $400 bonus and maybe $ 40.00 a week until he learns to wear a uniform.”” 
  5. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Wearing the Uniform", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 33. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. ““Roberto,” said Pedrin Zorilla, “I have spoken with Mr. Campanis. The Dodgers would like to sign you to a contract with their Triple-A team in Montreal. They will pay you a signing bonus of $10,000 and a salary of $5,000 for the year”” 
  6. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "It’s For Your Own Good", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 41. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. ““I noticed you haven’t been playing Clemente much.” Sukeforth smiled across the dinner table at Max Macon. The two men had known each other for years. There was no sense in trying to fool each other. “Well, I don’t care if you never play him” continued the Pittsburgh scout. “We’re going to finish last, and we’re going to draft him number one.”” 
  7. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “It was Sunday, April 17, 1955, and the Pittsburgh Pirates were playing the first game of a double-header against the Brooklyn Dodgers.[...] For Roberto Clemente it was his first time at bat in the major leagues.” 
  8. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Even on his own team, some of the players made fun of him and called him a “nigger.” Roberto grew furious at their insults.” 
  9. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “There were other insults as well. In the newspapers, the writers called him a “Puerto Rican hot dog.” When they quoted the things he said they exaggerated his accent.” 
  10. ^ a b Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. ““I don’t believe in color,” Roberto said. “I believe in people. I always respect everyone and thanks to God my mother and my father taught me never to hate, never to dislike someone based of their color.” 
  11. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “To make matters worse, Roberto had to sit out many games because of pain in his lower back. During the winter, a drunken driver had rammed into his car at sixty miles per hour.” 
  12. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Roberto continued to struggle at the plate through-out his rookie season, finally finishing with a .255 average.” 
  13. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “In the outfield, however, he quickly established himself as an outstanding performer.” 
  14. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I play like Roberto Clemente", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente. United States: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Once again he was playing for the Santurce Crabbers. In the winter league he was an established star.” 
  15. ^ (September 24, 1958) Clemente to Start Six-Month Marine Corps Hitch, Oct. 4,. The Sporting News, 7. 
  16. ^ (November 19, 1958) Buc Flyhawk Now Marine Rookie. The Sporting News, 13. 
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  18. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Beat 'Em, Bucs!", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 63. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “In May, while the Pirates were fighting the San Fransisco Giants for first place, Roberto drove in 25 runs in 27 games. By the end of the month he was leading the league with a batting average of .353 and the Pirates were ahead of the Giants by one and a half games.” 
  19. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Beat 'Em, Bucs!", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 64. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Roberto was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The doctors stitched up his jaw and he sat out the next five games waiting for it to heal” 
  20. ^ Juan Mercado. Roberto Clemente Un verdadero símbolo latinoamericano. [A] hora.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-10.
  21. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Beat 'Em, Bucs!", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 74. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Now, in the spring of 1961, he made another improvement. He began using a heavier bat to slow down his swing and make better contact with the ball.” 
  22. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Beat 'Em, Bucs!", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 77. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Then he brought his bat around and smashed a line drive to right field. As Roberto raced for first, Willie Mays rounded third and headed for home. The National League had won by a score of 5-4!” 
  23. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "Beat 'Em, Bucs!", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 78-79. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “When the plane landed, Roberto and Cepeda received a hero's welcome. Eighteen thousand people stood cheering on the side of the road as they were driven from the airport to Sixto Escobar Stadium.” 
  24. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "It Is My Life", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 84. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Thousands of people filled the plaza in Carolina on November 14, 1964. It was a beautiful sunny day., but they were not there for the sunshine. Inside the church of San Fernando, Roberto Clemente was marrying Vera Zabala.” 
  25. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "It Is My Life", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 85. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “The injury had not affected his swing, and he smashed a hard line drive to right field. But as he limped to first base, his leg collapsed beneath him. He was rushed to the hospital, and a few days later, the doctors cut open his leg to drain a pool of blood in his thigh.” 
  26. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "It Is My Life", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 88-89. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “Clemente was back and so were the Pirates. Roberto hit safely in 33 out of 34 games, raising his average all the way up to .340.” 
  27. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "MVP", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 90. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “On August 17, 1965, while Roberto Sr. was chasing his third batting title, Vera gave birth to Roberto Jr.” 
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  29. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I Don't Have The Words", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 106. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “On June 28, 1970, the Pittsburgh Pirates played their last game at Forbes Field. For Roberto it was an emotional moment. "I spent half my life there," he said.” 
  30. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I Don't Have The Words", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 107. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “A young Puerto Rican businessman named Juan Jiménez presented Roberto with a scroll containing 300,000 signatures from the people of Puerto Rico.” 
  31. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I Don't Have The Words", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 108. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “At Roberto's request, thousands of dollars were donated to help the crippled children at Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital.” 
  32. ^ Paul Rober Walker (1988). "I Don't Have The Words", Pride of Puerto Rico: The life of Roberto Clemente (in English). United States: Harcourt Brace & Company, 111-112. ISBN 0-15-307557-0. “That winter, Roberto had other concerns as well. Don Melchor fell seriously ll and had to have surgery.” 
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  49. ^ Johnna A. (1999-04-08). Clemente's family helps to christen renamed bridge. post-gazette.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-10.
  50. ^ Diana Nelson Jones (2007-07-23). Clemente Museum brightens Lower Lawrenceville outlook. The Pittsburgh Gazette. Retrieved on 2007-12-10.
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Roberto Clemente
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NAME Roberto Clemente Walker
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Roberto Walker Clemente (common misspelling used in the original Hall of Fame plaque)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Puerto Rican professional baseball player, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer
DATE OF BIRTH August 18, 1934
PLACE OF BIRTH Carolina, Puerto Rico
DATE OF DEATH December 31, 1972
PLACE OF DEATH Atlantic ocean, off the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Jeffrey Robert Bagwell (born May 27, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, who spent his entire major league baseball career with the Houston Astros. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 – October 10, 2004) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Samuel Sosa Peralta (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of the American League. ... Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ... Jeffrey Franklin Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979 in St. ... James Calvin Jimmy Rollins (born November 27, 1978 in Oakland, California), nicknamed J-Roll, is an All-Star and MVP Shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The Babe Ruth Award was an annual award given to the Major League Baseball player with the best performance in the World Series, similar to the World Series MVP Award. ... Joseph Francis Page (October 28, 1917 - April 21, 1980), nicknamed Fireman and The Gay Reliever, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Gerald Francis Jerry Coleman (born September 14, 1924) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and, currently, a play-by-play announcer for the San Diego Padres. ... Philip Francis Rizzuto (September 25, 1917 – August 13, 2007), nicknamed The Scooter, was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who spent his entire career from 1941 to 1956 with the New York Yankees. ... Johnny Mize (January 7, 1913 - June 2, 1993) was a baseball player who was a first baseman for the St. ... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... John Joseph Johnny Podres (born September 30, 1932 in Witherbee, New York) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1953-55, 1957-67); Detroit Tigers (1966-67), and San Diego Padres (1969). ... Donald James Larsen (born August 7, 1929 in Michigan City, Indiana) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for 14 seasons. ... Lew Burdette, born Selva Lewis Burdette, Jr. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Lawrence Sherry (born July 25, 1935- died December 17th, 2006, in Mission Viejo, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Whitey Fords number 16 was retired by the New York Yankees in 1974 Edward Charles Whitey Ford (born October 21, 1928) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Ralph Willard Terry (born on January 9, 1936 in Big Cabin, Oklahoma) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees (1956-57, 1959-64), Kansas City Athletics (1957-59, 1966), Cleveland Indians (1965) and New York Mets (1966-67). ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... For other uses, see Bob Gibson (disambiguation). ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... This article is about the baseball player and manager. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940 in Portland, Oregon) was a baseball pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1962 until 1979, playing the majority of his career with the Detroit Tigers. ... Al Weis (born Albert John Weis on April 2, 1938 in Franklin Square, New York) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. ... Brooks Calbert Robinson, Jr. ... Fury Gene Tenace (pronounced tennis), born Fiore Gino Tennaci (October 10, 1946 in Russellton, Pennsylvania), is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played in the 1970s. ... Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco (born March 9, 1942 in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba), best known as Bert Campaneris and nicknamed Campy, is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the Kansas City & Oakland Athletics (1964-76), Texas Rangers (1977-79), California Angels (1979_81) and New York Yankees (1983). ... Richard Larry Green (born on April 21, 1941 in Sioux City, Iowa), is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Luis Tiant (born November 23, 1940? in Marianao, Cuba) (then part of Havana Province, born Luis Clemente Tiant Vega, is a former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cleveland Indians (1964-1969), Minnesota Twins (1970), Boston Red Sox (1971-1978), New York Yankees (1979... Johnny Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947) is a former American baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Bucky Dent (born November 25, 1951), born Russell Earl ODey, is an American former Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... Frank Edwin Tug McGraw Jr. ... Ronald Charles (Ron) Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington, a graduate of Mount Tahoma High School) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... Howard Bruce Sutter (born January 8, 1953 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) (last name is pronounced with a long U, i. ... Rick Dempsey is a former Major League Baseball catcher, who played from the years 1969-1992, for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Milwaukee Brewers. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is a video game for the Nintendo GameCube that was developed by Sonic Team and published by SEGA on September 23, 2003. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves. ... Cecil Grant Fielder (born September 21, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player who was a popular slugger with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1990-96), New York Yankees (1996-97), Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians (both in 1998). ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Dominican American All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... Third Baseman Scott Brosius Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro, OR) was a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Oakland Athletics (1991-1997) and the New York Yankees (1998-2001). ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969, in Panama City, Panama) is a professional baseball player. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... For other people named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation) Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963), nicknamed the Big Unit, is a southpaw American starting pitcher who currently plays for Major League Baseballs Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Tarzana, California) is a Major League Baseball player who plays third base for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980), nicknamed Big-Game Beckett [1], is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... Jermaine Terrell Dye (born January 28, 1974 in Vacaville, California) is a right fielder in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox. ... David Mark Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... In Major League Baseball, the 3,000 hit club is an informal term applied to the group of players who have made 3,000 or more career base hits. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was a Hall of Fame baseball player and is regarded by historians and journalists[2][3] as the best player of the dead-ball era and as one of the greatest players of all time. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ... Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 in Hubbard, Texas - December 8, 1958 in Lake Whitney, Texas), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) and “Grey Eagle” (for his prematurely graying hair), was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. ... Carl Yastrzemskis number 8 was retired by the Boston Red Sox in 1989 Carl Michael Yaz Yastrzemski (pronounced ), i. ... Adrian Constantine Anson (April 17, 1852 – April 14, 1922), known by the nicknames Cap (for Captain) and Pop, was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball. ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman due to his superb speed and German heritage, was an American Major League Baseball shortstop who played in the NL from 1897 to 1917. ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... Napoleon Nap Lajoie [la-ZHOWAY] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American professional athlete of French Canadian descent. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... For the US Army Air Forces general during World War II, see George Brett (military). ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Robin Rachel Yount (born September 16, 1955 in Danville, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers (1974-1994). ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... Rickey Henley Henderson (born December 25, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is baseballs all-time leader in stolen bases[1] and runs scored. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Craig Alan Biggio (born December 14, 1965 in Smithtown, New York) is a former seven-time All-Star Major League baseball player who played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player with a career spanning 20 years, 1986 to 2005. ... Wade Anthony Boggs (born June 15, 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Boston Red Sox. ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... William Adam Meyer (January 14, 1892 - March 31, 1957) was an American baseball player and manager. ... Ralph McPherran Kiner (born October 27, 1922) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current announcer. ... Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his entire career (1956-72) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Harold Joseph Pie Traynor (November 11, 1899 - March 16, 1972) was a Major League Baseball third baseman who played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1920-37). ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman due to his superb speed and German heritage, was an American Major League Baseball shortstop who played in the NL from 1897 to 1917. ... Daniel Edward Murtaugh ( October 8, 1917 - December 2, 1976) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball best known for his leadership of the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... This is a list of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, in order of induction. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... Warren Edward Spahn (April 23, 1921 – November 24, 2003) was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for 21 seasons, all in the National League. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... William George Evans (February 10, 1884 - January 23, 1956) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball, working in the American League from 1906 to 1927. ... Michael Francis Welch (July 4, 1859 - July 30, 1941), also known as Mickey Welch, was a 19th century Major League Baseball starting pitcher. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Montford Merrill Monte Irvin (born February 25, 1919 in Columbia, Alabama) is a former outfielder and right-handed batter in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who played with the Newark Eagles (1938-42, 46-48), New York Giants (1949-55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). ... The J. G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members. ... Dan (June 6, 1890 – July 1, 1981), born Daniel Margowitz, was an American sportswriter whose prolific contributions over a long period led him to be called the Dean of American Baseball Writers. ... Fred Lieb (1888 - 1980) was an American sportswriter and baseball historian. ...

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