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Clemente, Roberto Walker

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1972 AD
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.