Roberto Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, on August 18, 1934. Carolina symbol Carolina flag
Carolina, Puerto Rico is located in the northern part of the island.
Before Roberto Clemente reached the major leagues, he played for the Juncos Double A team, the Santurce Crabbers: Puerto Rico’s Winter League, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Montreal Royals, and then was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The capital of Nicaragua is a city called Managua. In 1972, there was an earthquake in Managua. It registered a 6.2 on the Richter Scale. It destroyed much of the city and killed more than 10,000 people
Roberto Clemente was a very respected and loved man, not only for his baseball skills, but for his kind and generous nature.
“ We’ll Never Forget You, Roberto Clemente” Roberto after hitting his 3,000th hit – the first Latin American baseball player to reach this milestone.
This was the front page of the Pittsburgh newspaper after his 3,000 th hit. The applause from the crowd went on for over one minute. Barely 2 months later, Roberto Clemente died in a tragic plane crash. He will always be remembered as one of the best Latin American baseball players ever.
After his death, Roberto Clemente was voted into the baseball hall of fame. Normally, players need to wait 5 years before they are allowed to be in the Hall of Fame. However, because of Roberto Clemente’s talent, he was voted in immediately after his death. This was quite an honor to Roberto Clemente and his family.
Roberto Clemente was also honored by the United States Postal Service. The USPS created a postage stamp with Roberto’s picture on it as a part of their Legends of Baseball series.
A 12-foot statue has been dedicated to the Clemente family and all the Pittsburgh fans in memory of Roberto. It stands in front of the baseball stadium in Pittsburgh.
Roberto Clemente August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972
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