Roberto Clemente's Baseball Uniform
A star with the Pittsburgh Pirates, on and off the field
This baseball uniform was worn by Roberto Clemente, who played his entire major-league career (1955-1972) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Puerto-Rican-born Clemente batted more than .300 in 13 seasons and led the league in hitting in 1961, 1964-1965, and 1967. During his career, he drove in 1,305 runs and scored 1,416. His greatest heroics came off the field, however.
In 1972, Clemente was killed in airplane crash. The plane in which he was traveling was en route to Nicaragua with relief supplies he had collected for earthquake survivors. Clemente was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
||Roberto Clemente, born August 18, 1934, Carolina, Puerto Rico; died December 31, 1972, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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