Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Clemente, Roberto Walker

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1972 AD, at 38 years of age.

Nationality: Puerto Rican
Categories: Athlete, Baseball Player


1934 -  Born on the 18th of August in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter.

1954 - The Pittsburgh Pirates obtained him with the # 1 pick of the draft, which was awarded to the Pirates.

1955 - Joined the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played his entire eighteen year Major League Baseball career.

1964 - On the 14th of November, he married Vera Cristina Zabala in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

1966 - He was the National League Batting Champion four times, was awarded twelve Gold Gloves, selected National League MVP.

1971 - Played in two World Series, batting .310 and .414.

         - Was chosen as the MVP in the World Series.

1972 - He died in a plane crash on the 31st of December while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. His body was never recovered.


Page last updated: 7:16am, 31st May '07