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Roberto Clemente
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Baseball Player
    (August 18, 1934-December 31, 1972)
    Right Fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1955-1972)
    NL Most Valuable Player (1966)
    First Latino elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    Sporting News NL Player of the Year (1966), Sporting News NL All-Star teams (1961, 1964, 1966-67), Gold Glove Award (1961-72) and World Series MVP (1971)
    Tied World Series record by hitting safely in every game of a seven-game Series (1960)
    Tied NL record for most triples in a game (3), (September 8, 1958)
    Won four NL Batting crowns (1961, 1964, 1965 and 1967)
    Led NL outfielders in double plays with five in 1961 and four in 1967
    Led the NL in hits (1964, 1967)
    Led the NL in triples (1969)
    Pirates' all-time leader in games, at-bats, hits and singles
    Lifetime Baseball Stats: Games-2433, At Bats-9454, Runs-1416, Hits-3000, Doubles-440, Triples-166, Home Runs-240, Runs Batted In-1305. Batting Avg.-.317 All-Star Game Appearances-12
    He refused to wear his 1960 championship ring. He felt snubbed when he finished eighth in the MVP ballot (teammate Dick Groat won the award) so he wore his All-Star ring instead.
    Clemente said before the start of the 1971 World Series, 'Nobody does anything better than me in baseball' (he did hit .414 and won World Series MVP honors).
    His 1955 rookie card is worth over $2000 (for a piece of cardboard).
    His oldest brother, Luis died of a brain tumor (December 31, 1954).
    He had chronic back problems from 1955 to 1961.
    His Pirates won the World Series, beating the Bronx Bombers, he batted .310 (October 13, 1960).
    In the 1971 World Series Clemente batted .414, he homered in game 7, which helped them win 2-1. He was voted the Series MVP.
    At thirty-eight he batted .312 (1972)
    He had 3,000 hits in his career.
    He died in a plane crash on a relief mission to help earthquake victims of Nicaragua (18 years to the day of his brother's death - December 31, 1972).
    The Baseball Hall of Fame waived their five year waiting period and unanimously selected him for induction (February 1973).
    His uniform number, 21, was retired (April 6, 1973).
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