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.